(Pomelo) Citrus grandis

Other names: Shaddock

Intro: Largest of all citrus fruit. Has been grown in Asia for over 4,000 years. It is know as the mother of all citrus.

Early varieties introduced into FNQ tended to have a very large fruit
with a very thick skin. The new selections have thinner skin with a more reddish flesh.

History: Originates from China.

Shape: The pummelo may be spherical or pear-shaped.

Weight/size: Typically measures between 12cm – 30cm in diameter and weighs between 900g to 6kg.

Colour: A very large citrus fruit with a thick, fragrant, green, yellow, or pink skin. Maybe smooth or rough in

Taste: Sweet and juicy without the bitterness of grapefruit.

Buying/storage: Look for fruit that has a bright, smooth evenly-coloured skin with no obvious blemishes or soft spots and feels heavy for its size.

Can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. The fruit develops sugars when left at room temperature for one to two months.

Preparing/serving: Eaten fresh. The fruit is served after removing and peeling the individual segments. The rind can be crystallized with sugar solutions to make a sweet. Also makes an
excellent juice.

Variety: Carter Red, Thai Pink, Bosworth Pink and other selections.