Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr. x
C. paradisi Macf.
Pummelos and their hybrids
October – February
The Oroblanco cultivar was obtained within the citrus improvement program carried out at the University of California (USA) in 1958, after crossing an acidless Pummelo and a white pulp Grapefruit. Oroblanco was commercialized in 1980. It is characterized for producing seedless fruits (being triploid) and for its flavor, with very little of the characteristic grapefruit bitterness.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is a vigorous, large and open tree, with large, dark leaves. Medium to large sized fruit, with an oblate morphology and a flat base. Albedo thicker than in other grapefruits. Fine rind, yellow-green color at maturity. Juicy, sweet, slightly bitter pulp with noticeable juice vesicles. The albedo and the membranes that separate the segments are bitter as in the pummelo.
Pulp of excellent quality. If consumed before maturity, it maintains a very interesting acidity. After ripening, it is sweeter.