So That's A Pummelo

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Education & Training with Steve Hoffacker LLC

When I logged back in on Active Rain today, the word that I had to type was "pummelo." If you've ever seen that word and been asked to type it, this is what it is - a large grapefruit-like citrus. It is also sometimes spelled or referred to as pomelopommelo, or pamplemousse.

We have had them the size of volleyballs, and the rind is often over a ½" thick.

They are mainly a Far Eastern tree and fruit, but they can be found in Florida and California.

Apparently, many other citrus fruits are hybrids of this basic, original fruit.

 

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Comments (17)

Duane Murphy
Expert Real Estate Partners LLC - Appleton, WI
Broker- Owner-Real Estate -

hmmmmmm After seeing the pictures I think it's time for lunch! Do they taste good?

Feb 26, 2010 04:29 AM
Duane Murphy
Expert Real Estate Partners LLC - Appleton, WI
Broker- Owner-Real Estate -

hmmmmmm After seeing the pictures I think it's time for lunch! Do they taste good?

Feb 26, 2010 04:29 AM
Duane Murphy
Expert Real Estate Partners LLC - Appleton, WI
Broker- Owner-Real Estate -

hmmmmmm After seeing the pictures I think it's time for lunch! Do they taste good?

Feb 26, 2010 04:31 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

I've never seen one and they do look HUGE!!  Maybe the AR sign in will take over the word-of-the-day calendar

Feb 26, 2010 04:32 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Duane,

Ours are very pulpy and coarse. Not too much taste for their size. :)

Steve

Feb 26, 2010 04:38 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Wallace,

So far, I have identified (without actually keeping a count) probably 50 words that are plants, flowers, or fruit that we grow in our yard. :)

Steve

Feb 26, 2010 04:39 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Interesting. I have seen some strange words on AR but never thought to find out if they really were words! You have an inquiring mind!

Feb 26, 2010 04:43 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

So Steve do you know what a DUKA is?

Feb 26, 2010 04:51 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Gary,

Sometimes, I just recognize them because of what we grow. :)

Steve

Feb 26, 2010 04:53 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Anna,

I do not what a duka is and I googled it, and I still don't know. :)

Steve

Feb 26, 2010 05:01 AM
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

So what do they taste like a cross between grapefruit and an orange??? 

Feb 26, 2010 09:38 AM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Hi Steve! I have had to type that as well -- thank you for showing us what it is! Pretty neat!

Feb 26, 2010 09:39 AM
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

This was interesting, I have never heard of them. I bet you don't walk under that tree. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 26, 2010 10:33 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Diane,

They are mostly just a big grapefruit but they are not sweet. :)

Steve

Feb 27, 2010 12:25 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Marney,

It's nice to know that these words aren't just made-up. :)

Steve

Feb 27, 2010 12:26 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Diane,

They do hit with a thud when they fall. :)

Steve

Feb 27, 2010 12:26 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Steve, I have never heard of these but I have seen the graphic. Interesting fruit...

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Mar 05, 2010 09:24 PM