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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pomelo

Pomelos always reminds me of my maternal grandparents.  They used to have this plant at their backyard and they would always gave us some when the fruits are ripe already.  When my  Lolo and Lola (that's how we call our grandparents in the Philippines), the  pomelo tree also died.
This was taken at "The Land" attraction in Epcot, Disney World
The pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) is a crisp citrus fruit native to South and Southeast Asia. It is usually pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet white (or, more rarely, pink or red) flesh and very thick albedo (rind pith). Other spellings for pomelo include pummelo, and pommelo, and other names include Jeruk Bali, Chinese grapefruit, jabong, lusho fruit, pompelmous from Tamil pampa limāsu, pompous lemon] and shaddock.  Source of info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomelo.

17 comments:

  1. wow, so rare to see this today. We have this in our backyard when I was just six but they cut down the tree.

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  2. Haven't tried that yet, but it sounds good.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  3. A fruit unfamiliar. But I like citrus, so I'd try it.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. We had a HUGE pomelo tree in our back yard on Molokai when I was growing up. Back then, it was a pretty obscure fruit. These days, is has gained popularity. I love how it smells. Our fruit was never that good though (dry and tough).

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  5. pomelo is one of my favorite fruits, especially the sweet ones from Davao. i love looking at the branches with fruits.

    P is for...

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  6. those are huge. i'm bringing a pomelo to work today for lunch.

    have a lovely may day.

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  7. I have seen these in the grocery store, but haven't tried one yet.

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  8. I've never eaten a pomelo but now that I've been introduced, hope to sometimes soon. It's as though the tree had no desire to live after losing your grandparents. Great P word and beautiful post. Thank you!

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  9. I love pomelo! Alone or in a salad. I hope you have a source there of good pomelo. It's one of the (many) fruits that my sister misses a lot.

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  10. Pomelo is one of my favorite fruits, and they are always available here all year long, thanks to the imports from Malaysia.

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  11. love thm, found some houses here grow them too.

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  12. Lovely picture...never had one, but will have to try if we come across one!! Sweet story about your grandparent's tree!

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  13. I've heard of pomelos, but don't think I've ever eaten one.

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  14. We have pomelos here in Israel too - they are my very favorite fruit!

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  15. I think I have seen them. I like the post today. You share such nice stories. Have a beautiful day.

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  16. i love pomelo, the sweet kind like the one from Florida :) visiting from blue monday sis. http://www.heartscontentofamama.com/2012/05/blue-pansy-some-blue-wild-flowers.html

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