Hirado Butan Pummelo Tree – Citrus maxima ‘Hirado Butan’
Although here in America we have not caught on to the pleasure of eating pummelo’s, one thing is for sure, pummelo’s are one of the most popular fruit world wide. Called many things in many countries, some know it as pomelo, shaddock, chadec, Malayan limau besar, Bali lemon and as the Chinese grapefruit. Hirado Butan pummelo tree bears one of the pink- fleshed pummelo. It has a marvelous chewy texture and a flavor much like grapefruit without a hint of bitterness. There is an art to preparing pummelo for eating. The fruit are sectioned and then the sections are peeled of there tough outer skin. The results are what looks like giant pink peeled shrimp, the texture is chewy and the flavor is out of this world. Fruit ripens November to March. Self fertile. Zones 8B-10.