Vietnam Red pomelo fruit weighing 3.2 kilos from the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal.

The Vietnam Red pomelo is a current favorite of local pomelo enthusiasts for a number of good reasons. First, it has excellent eating quality. The reddish flesh easily detaches from the skin. It is juicy and sweet. And it is also big. The biggest fruit we have got so far in Teresa, Rizal weighed 3.2 kilos. However, there are more fruits that weigh an average of two kilos.

This variety was introduced in 2004 and has been mass propagated at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal. Marcots bear fruit in one to two years while grafted planting materials bear in 3-4 years. Both marcot and grafted trees can be grown in containers as well as direct in the ground.

Most of the fruits weigh a little over two kilos, especially if there are many fruits in one tree.

This pomelo, like others, loves full sun. Apply a lot of organic fertilizer plus complete fertilizer and you will get a lot of fruits. To prevent fruitfly damage, bag the fruits with cloth bag.

Grafted and marcotted planting materials will be available at the Agrilink trade show which opens on Thursday, October 15 and will run through Saturday, October 17.

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7 thoughts on “VIETNAM RED POMELO: Getting To Know

  1. Sir, pls.put big signages leading to ur farm. I want to drop by there and have some fruit trees. Thank you

    1. Our farm is along the road at the end of town, Teresa. It is 30 meters before the Teresa-Morong boundary, right side coming from Antipolo. Tapat kami ng nagbebenta ng mga kubo. It is 4 km from Teresa public market. Call Rpse at 0915-434-4216 for info.

  2. Is this the Da Xanh pomelo variety of Vietnam? If it is. That’s a very very good variety! I would definitely buy a hundred seedlings as starter if it’s Da Xanh variety.

  3. Thank you very much for the quick response. I’ll buy the hundred seedlings on September right after I finish cleaning my planting area. I would also like to ask if planting Nam Roi in mix with Da Xanh will affect the fruits through pollination. because the plot I’m preparing are extremely adjacent and I’m not sure if It’s ok to plant different variety of Pomelo on adjacent plots. I’m afraid of ending up with “unknown” Pomelo fruit due to Nam Roi pollinating the Da Xanh and Da Xanh pollinating the Nam Roi.

    1. No it will not affect the quality of the fruits. If the seeds would be planted, then that would be another thing. If cross pollination occurs, the seedlings from the seeds might come out differently.

  4. Thank you again for the very helpful knowledge. I’m now confident with the pomelo orchard that I was planning to establish. Again, Thank you and God bless.

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