Thursday, November 10, 2005

An old citrus

A new citrus
Originally uploaded by minnetonkafelix.

I bought one of these for 99 cents:

The pummelo is an exotic large citrus fruit that is an ancestor of the common grapefruit. It originated in Asia and is grown in many eastern countries including China, Japan, India, Fiji, Malaysia, and Thailand. It is also now grown in the Caribbean and in the United States, in California and Florida. Although it is most commonly known under the name of pummelo, depending on the region where it is grown, it is also called the pamplemousse, pomelo, Bali lemon, Limau besar, and shaddock.

Pummelos are produced from the pummelo tree, which is a tree that can grow to heights of up to 50 feet. Additionally, the pummelo tree produces very attractive, fragrant and large white colored flowers. These flowers are often used in Asia to make perfumes. Because the pummelo fruit is related to the grapefruit, it has a taste that is tangy. However, pummelo fruit is sweeter in taste than the grapefruit.


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