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.
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.