Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr.
Pummelos and their hybrids
December – April
The Timor Pummelo is named after the main island of the Lesser Sunda Islands archipelago (Indonesia). It is characterized by producing large fruits but not too heavy, and because a minimal introgression of Citron genes has been detected in this variety.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Open growing tree, not very leafy but productive. Large or very large leaves, with winged petiole and dark green color. Large fruits, of variable morphology, from spherical to flattened or pyriform. Apical insertion zone characteristically sunken. Very thin rind, bright yellow at the end of maturity, slightly pitted. Albedo thick and flabby, which acquires a pinkish hue when the fruit is opened. Pink flesh, with a level of pigmentation very dependent on temperature. Pigmentation mainly around the septa and axis. Slightly acid juice, with bitter touches. It has seeds.
It can be used to make juices or just consumed fresh, alone or in green salads or fruit salads.