Chandler Pummelo

$69.98
Item #1932.

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Container Size: 5 Gallon

USDA ZONES: 7-10 Outdoors
 
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Chandler Pummelo is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Citrus maxima

The Chandler pummelo produces large pink-fleshed fruit which are larger than standard grapefruit. A single fruit can weight up to 9 lbs! The greenish-yellow rind is thick and easy to peek and the flesh is juicy. Although they are not as sweet as regular grapefruits, they have a pleasant, aromatic flavor and are wonderful for fresh eating. The pummelo is the largest citru fruit and is native to Southeast Asia.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Pink
Ripens:
December - May
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water/drought tolerant
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:
35' height with 12' spread. Can be kept smaller with pruning.
Years to Bear:
1
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 28° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
7 - 10
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
None
Size & Spacing

35' height with 12' spread. Can be kept smaller with pruning.

Plant 12' away from other trees and buildings

Planting & Care
The pummelo is tropical or near-tropical and flourishes naturally at low altitudes close to the sea. Pummelo grow well in rich loamy soils but are especially happy growing in salty soils. Pummelo are extensively cultivated in Asia, where farmers claim that salt contributes to the flavor and juiciness of the fruits. This tree requires full sun and a very warm climate for the fruit ripen. The fruit will produce seeds if grown near similar cultivars but will be seedless if grown near an incompativle fruit like a satsuma. and moderately juicy. The tree grows to a medium to large size and is a heavy producer.
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