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pomelo

(pŏm`əlō'): see grapefruitgrapefruit,
 pomelo
, or pummelo
, citrus fruit (Citrus paradisi) of the family Rutaceae (orange family). The grapefruit is so named because it grows in grapelike bunches. The large globular fruit weighs from 1 to 5 lb (0.45–2.27 kg).
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pomelo

1. a tropical rutaceous tree, Citrus maxima (or C. decumana), grown widely in oriental regions for its large yellow grapefruit-like edible fruit
2. the fruit of this tree
3. Chiefly US another name for grapefruit
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Home garden experience with "Oroblanco'is still sketchy, but one thing seems certain: its pummelo parentage contributed a lower heat requirement than is necessary to ripen most grapefruit.
The pummelo, which originated in Malaysia, is the world's largest citrus fruit.
Among the varieties to focus on this year are Sunkist-branded Fairchild tangerines, Satsuma mandarins, Oro Blanco ("white gold" in Spanish), pummelos, fresh California clementines, cara cara navels, and minneolas.
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"These harsh weather conditions come just as we are preparing for the peak of the season on navel oranges, mandarins, tangerines, pummelos, moro blood oranges, and cara cara oranges.
Other specialty varieties--like mandarins, minneolas, clementines, pummelos, and oroblancos--are becoming more popular each year, says Tristan Millar, director of marketing for Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda's, Inc.
In addition to papaya and mangoes, other current "hot" exotics include red bananas, Asian pears, cherimoyas, kiwano melons, pummelos, rambutans, and passion fruit.
Other popular items are a variety of ginger that is hotter than usual, long beans, young coconuts and pummelos, sometimes called Chinese grapefruit.
Many Asian fruits are becoming available to the consumer, such as the pummelo. The largest citrus on earth, this fruit tastes like a very sweet grapefruit and resembles this cousin on steroids.
aurantium) is considered as a hybrid between Pummelo and Mandarin (Scora, 1975; Luro et al., 1995).