Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr.
Pummelos and their hybrids
December – April
Ischia Island is located in the Gulf of Naples (Italy), and has a long tradition in the cultivation of citrus fruits, especially lemon trees. The Ischia’s Red Pummelo is a selection made on this island characterized by its resistance to cold and by the red color of its fruit pulp.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is a vigorous tree with an open growth habit and large dark green leaves with rounded tips. Large fruits, of globose or subglobose morphology. Smooth, mottled bark that reaches a soft yellow color when ripe. Intense pink flesh, almost red, due to the presence of lycopenes. Large and easily separable juice vesicles, although they do not contain excessive juice. Taste with a touch of acid that contrasts with the typical bitterness of pummelo. Large central axis. Seeds are present.
It is consumed fresh, as an accompaniment to meat or fish, or in green or fruit salads.