Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Photo: Pummelo

Native to southern Asia and Malay Archipelago. Harvested in Florida December-April. Typical size is 5-12 inches in diameter, 2-5 pounds. Allow to ripen at room temperature, about 5-14 days. Pulp may be colored white, pink, pale yellow or reddish, and has a sweet to acid flavor. Pulp best eaten fresh or may be refrigerated 1-7 days in plastic bags. Fair source of vitamins A and C, calcium and phosphorus. Use fresh and in fruit salads and juice.