Pummelo Cultivation

Horticulture Guruji


Fruit Science

B.N.Citrus grandis syn. Citrus maxima

Family- Rutaceae

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.
    Pumelo Fruiting
    Pumelo Fruiting
  • 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.


100 fruit/tree.

References cited

  1. Commercial Fruits. By S. P. Singh
  2. A text book on Pomology, Vol,1. by T. K. Chattapadhya
  3. Tropical Horticulture, Vol.1, by T. K. Bose, S. K. Mitra, A. A. Farooqui and M. K. Sadhu

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