Pummelo - Carters Red

Citrus maxima

A fruit that had us smiling. This is the Carters Red Pummelo fruit sweet like an orange but large like a grapefruit

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Pink to red fleshed variety showing potential in warmer areas. Strong growing tree. The largest citrus fruit. Unlike grapefruit this is indeed a sweet taste more like an orange with perhaps a mild grapefruit flavour The super size means you can really get stuck into them.
Other Names: shaddock, pomelo, pummelo, pommelo, lusho, Citrus


Specifications of Pummelo - Carters Red

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months June, July, August, September, October

Pummelo - Carters Red Reviews & Tips

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★★ 2y ago


The Flick's Yellow pummelo which we have has very nice fruit so we decided to try the red pummelo variety as well. Has flowered well, but low fruit set and fruit drops off while still small. Suspect inadequate water. We finally got a few fruit in 2019 ...

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