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Fun Facts

  1. Pomelo tree can grow from 15 to 50 feet in height.
  2. Pomelo tree develops large evergreen leaves. They are oblong or elliptic-shaped and have winged petioles.
  3. Pomelo produces flowers up to 4 times per year. Flowers are individual, large and usually purple colored. Some types of pomelo have white flowers. Flowers are fragrant.
  4. Pomelo is best known by its pear-shaped or round fruit. Unripe fruit is green colored. It changes color to yellow as it ripens. Fruit is large, usually 5.9 to 9.8 inches wide and weighs between 2.2 and 4.4 pounds. Large specimens of pomelo can reach 12 inches in diameter and weigh up to 22 pounds.
  5. Pomelo (fruit) has thick rind with dense, spongy pith beneath. Rind can be easily peeled. People usually discard peel because of its bitter taste. Inner part of the fruit consists of 11 to 18 segments. Pulp is usually sweet and juicy. Some varieties of pomelo have sour and dry flesh. Color of the flesh depends on the type of pomelo. It can be white, yellow, pinkish or red colored.

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