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The Pummelo (pronounced pom-EH-loh), a distant relative of the grapefruit, is sweeter, firmer and less juicy. Grown in subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world, as well as the citrus growing areas of the U.S. Native to Southeast Asia, and a favorite in China for thousands of years, the Pummelo comes in a wide variety of sizes and colors.
Covered with a thick, easy-to-peel rind that ranges in color from yellow to pink, the Pummelo contains a pink flesh. The juicy flesh is sweet in flavor and can be enjoyed like a grapefruit. The Pummelo is sometimes called shaddock, named after an English sea captain who first introduced seeds of the fruit to the West Indies. The skin and white pith of the Pummelo can be candied as a traditional Chinese treat. Delicious in fruit, vegetable, and seafood salads.
Pummelo from Melissa’s is hand-selected for excellent quality. Choose fruit that is blemish-free and richly colored. It should be heavy for size and fragrant. Usually sold ripe and ready to eat. Store at room temperature up to one week or two weeks in the refrigerator.
Peel and pull into pieces or break into sections.
The following prohibit the shipment of any citrus into their state: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, and Hawaii.
This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.
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