Pomelo/Pummelo Facts for Kids
What am I?
I'm the largest of the citrus fruits. I'm twice the size of a grapefruit! I'm as big as your head! I am known for my size and bright colors, both inside and outside.
I'm the original. I have not been combined with any other fruit to become something new, but I am used to make new varieties of citrus fruits, like grapefruit!
Where I grow
I am native to Southeast Asia, and I grow on trees. I like the heat and moisture, so I grow best in tropical climates. The leaves on my tree are large, oval-shaped. I need bees to pollinate my flowers so I can grow.
My flowers smell great and are used to make perfume. The wood from my tree is strong and is used to make handles on tools.
After I'm picked
I'm ripe when I easily come off the stem. I won't ripen off the tree, so after I'm picked, I should be stored in a cool, dark place and eaten soon. The fridge is a great spot for me until you're ready to eat!
I have a thick peel and "pitch" (the white part under the peel). The peel is sometimes used to make marmalade or is candied. My juicy flesh is sweet. Cut me open and dig in!
Did you guess... Pomelo
Have you had a pomelo/pummelo before? It's a delicious fruit you will want to try! For the sweetest and juiciest pummelo, eat it in December-February when they are ripest.
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