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how to grow sweet pomelo fruit anyone have advice?

#1 User is offline   fluffymutt 

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:01 AM

hello all,

to my surprise, my pomelo has had a sudden growth spurt (maybe due to the recent wet weather) and is now flowering (yay!). the first fruit took ages to reach a decent size and it wasn't very sweet. does anyone have any advice on how to fertilize to make the fruit sweet? also, any advice on how to know when the fruit is ripe. i just cut that 1st fruit becos i got tired of waiting.

thank you in advance!
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:54 AM

View Postfluffymutt, on 18 November 2010 - 10:01 AM, said:

hello all,

to my surprise, my pomelo has had a sudden growth spurt (maybe due to the recent wet weather) and is now flowering (yay!). the first fruit took ages to reach a decent size and it wasn't very sweet. does anyone have any advice on how to fertilize to make the fruit sweet? also, any advice on how to know when the fruit is ripe. i just cut that 1st fruit becos i got tired of waiting.

thank you in advance!


We wrap up our pomelo in cloth bag in kumpong day, when it was big, my dad use his hand to feel the fruits weight and texture of skin to decide the harvest, it should be heavy and the skin become smooth like those juicy orange and you have to wait till the fruit turn a bit soft when you squeeze the whole friut even after harvest to get the best sweet and juicy pomelo.

How is all the "ya" inside, if they are fat fat and juicy, it is ripe, if all the "ya" are very small and compact, then you have take it down too young. What is the color?
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Posted 20 November 2010 - 04:48 AM

I also have a pomelo plant.. but it's still small..
I got it as a marcotted cutting from chatuchak..

But almost always cannot see the leaves coz the caterpillars ate them.. hahaha
Tink mine will take years!!!! before it fruits..
I am hoping for just a 2-year wait... then fruit lah.. (wishful)
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:36 PM

Abby, you are right, the inside seem a bit compact. but this fruit was hanging on the tree for about 6 mths!! i thot maybe too old liao so i cut it down to eat.

does anyone have advice on what kind of organic/natural fertilizer to use to make the fruits sweet?
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