B.N. – Citrus grandis syn. Citrus maxima
Origin – India
Ch. No. – 18
Fruit type- Hesperidium
Edible part – Juicy Placental Hairs.
Pummelo is monoembryonic in nature.
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- Pummelo is a tropical plant but can grow in both tropical and subtropical climates.
- Pummelo can stand in heavy rainfall.
Well-drained, medium in nutrient medium to light.
- Kae pan – of Thailand
- Buntan – Formosa
- Commercially propagated by Air layering (Marcottage)
- The budded plants of pummelo are usually raised on vigorous rootstock like Jatti Khatti and Jambhiri.
- Pits are dug out 60-75 cm3 size at a distance of 6×6 to 8x8m.
- Planting is done at the onset of the monsoon.
- First just after planting.
- In summer 10 days interval and in winter 10-15 days interval.
- Adequate soil moisture should be maintained during the flowering and fruiting stage.
Manure & Fertilizer
- Generally, fertilizer is applied thrice in a year i.e in December – January, June – July, and September – October
- F Y M is applied in June – July or September – October.
- P.K. 600 : 400 : 600 gm/tree FYM
Training and pruning
- The young plants are given support so that they can grow perfectly.
- Water sprouts, week, criss-cross branches are cut from time to time.
North India – January to March, South India – September – November.
- Commercial Fruits. By S. P. Singh
- A text book on Pomology, Vol,1. by T. K. Chattapadhya
- Tropical Horticulture, Vol.1, by T. K. Bose, S. K. Mitra, A. A. Farooqui and M. K. Sadhu