Pomelo, Shaddock on P. Trifoliata rootstock
Important notice! All our small citrus plants are produced specifically for the Bulgarian market and are ideally suited for home cultivation. The rootstocks cause compact growth, grafts are low and this allows making an excellent shape of the crown, to be suitable for growing in pots. The used rootstock is trifoliate orange - Poncirus trifoliata. Trifoliate orange is frost-hardy to -25°C, and significantly increases the cold resistance of plants grafted on it.
Pomelo has the largest fruits of all citrus species. It reaches between 1 and 2 kilograms. The color of the ripe fruit is green to yellow-green. The pulp is firm, with a nice sweet taste.
As with all other Citrus plants, the orange is susceptible to scales and spider mites and needs to be sprayed twice a year.
In winter it will need a cool place with temperatures 0-10 degrees Celsius. If the temperature is higher, the leaves usually fall off. In summer it needs to be outside and abundantly watered.
Much more information about all citrus species is available on our forum:
USDA zone:-6°C (zone 9a)
Sun exposure:Sun only
Soil pH+:neutral (pH 6,5-7,5)
In Open Ground:With heating
Ripening:all year round