Just to update followers and searchers about the pomelo tree in a pot, the unsuccessful fruiting and the new flower buds, we have success at last!!!
After many attempts at providing fruit, the tree finally succeeded after I switched to goat fertiliser, and wrapped the fruit up as soon as they were of decent size.
The end result were two good-sized pomeloes weighing just under 1 kg each. The flesh was soft, juicy and most sweet!
Me : I have pomelo flowers!
Friend : For breakfast?
Me : ON the tree
Friend : Picture?
Me : Flower buds
Friend : Nice
Let’s hope I have better luck this year! For last year’s saga of the pomelo flowers and fruit, go to
Pomelo Plant in a Pot – for the flowers and early fruit
Pomelo Update – for the growing fruit
Some time ago, I posted pics from my pomelo tree. I guess I owe all followers an update on what happened.
Well, although a friend told me to wrap the fruit with a plastic bag or newspaper when it was calamansi lime-sized, I didn’t do it. So then one day when it was grapefruit sized, I saw a happy insect buzzing around and poking into the fruit… literally. I apologize I have no pics of this insect.
Anyway, not long after, the fruit started to ripen, and fell into my hand when I gave it a gentle tug. It was still too small, and not the proper size of a pomelo yet.
We cut it open, and the fruit pulp was still tiny within the thick rind. How did it taste? I don’t know 😦 Memories of that insect put me off!