Sunday, January 1, 2012
Biggest Lemon I’ve Ever Seen Update
Here’s that giant lemon cut open and juiced. This one lemon gave us 1¼ cups of juice! It smells like lemon and tastes like lemon. I saved the seeds and will plant them this spring.
Thanks to Evano who commented on what kind of lemon this is. It’s called a Pomelo.
I looked it up on Wikipedia and here's what they said:
The pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) is a crisp citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia. It is usually pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet white (or, more rarely, pink or red) flesh and very thick albedo (rind pith). It is the largest citrus fruit, 15–25 cm in diameter, and usually weighing 1–2 kg. Other spellings for pomelo include pummelo, and pommelo, and other names include Chinese grapefruit, jabong, lusho fruit, pompelmous from Tamil pampa limāsu,(பம்பளி மாசு) = pompous lemon] and shaddock.