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A picture of a Pomelo


Citrus maxima

Starr 070313-5664 Citrus maxima by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Pomelo

A close up of a Citrus maxima fruit hanging from a branch
A close up of a Citrus maxima fruit
A Pomelo fruit hanging on a Citrus maxima tree branch
A close up of a green Citrus maxima plant
A fruit hanging from a Citrus maxima tree

Pomelo Overview

Citrus maxima is a fruiting tree species in the Rutaceae family, commonly known as Pomelo, after the fruits it produces. This plant is part of the parentage for the Bitter Orange, Citrus × aurantium and the Grapefruit, Cirtus paradise. Citrus maxima originates from Eastern Asia, from Assam to Western & Central Malesia. It was previously known by various names including Citrus costata and Citrus × aurantium f. grandis. Pomelo produces scented, white flowers are fragrant and large, rounded fruit with pale yellow, rough peel.

Common problems with Pomelo

How to propagate Pomelo



Root semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Pomelo

Attractive leaves

Attractive fruits

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of Pomelo

Ornamental, culinary fruit, food


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