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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This citrus tree produces fragrant flowers followed by large fruits which are larger and sweeter than a grapefruit.

    Latin Name

    Citrus maxima


    Family

    Rutaceae


    Also Known As

    Shaddock Pamplemousse Pomelo


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Tropical

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 20'
    Max Spread: 18'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Polynesia


    History

    Records show that in 1789 Margaret Tilghman Carroll sent Washington two pummelos along with a collection of other tropicals for his greenhouse.


    Other Details

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