Our grandson, Elijah, is not sure about these huge fruits – a little scary for him!
I went to Lowes to purchase a grapefruit tree some years back, but all they had in small, 2-gallon pots were pomelos. The tag said it was like a grapefruit so I decided to give it a try. Turned out to be an extremely vigorous tree, producing huge fruits that were way too heavy for the small tree in the very first year!
The pomelo is a very ancient citrus from which grapefruit has come. It has a milder, less acid flavor that we love. We found that by removing the top press-handle from our Krups juicer it can easily be used for any size citrus. We freeze the juice in pint containers for year round enjoyment.
Sophie likes to climb up into the tree sometimes. That soft grass is winter rye which I sow every fall when it starts getting cool, usually in late November.
Elijah is still a little uncertain about these big balls, even though his mother, Charity, is telling him it’s okay. 🙂
Our tree is about 7 years from planting now and is producing more fruit every year. Pomelo leaves are much larger than those on a grapefruit tree. It’s attractive and eye-catching with its shiny green leaves and gargantuan fruits. I highly recommend a pomelo tree for both beauty and sweetness!