Do you know how to plant Pomelo? Read the article below written by Bjay’s Farms, a premium producer of pomelo fruits.
How to plant Pomelo fruits? The plant-to-plant spacing is 8-10 m x 6-8 m, relying on the terrain and soil fertility. This is equal to a population density ranging from about 125 to 208 vegetation per hectare.
You can plant pomelo if you live in a tropical or subtropical climate or in an open field. Be patient though, as it can take up to 4-5 years for a pomelo tree to give way to fruit if grafted. It is also can be planted in an area where the tree will receive full sun. It is also broadly adapted to local soil and climatic conditions
This plant is a small tree 5-15 m tall. Low-branching; spiny if propagated from seed or spineless. If propagated vegetatively. Trees grown from seed are normally tall slender. It starts bearing fruits 6-8 years after sowing. The fruit is an extraordinary kind of berry called hesperidium. It segmented with large, faded yellow or pink pulp-vesicles, stuffed with sweetish juice. Seeds are normally few, large, mono embryonic.
The application of fertilizer will be base on the soil analysis. The reason that this fruit is famous is due to its strong nutritional value. Which includes its vitamin, mineral, and natural content like vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, and magnesium. Pummelo has a long shelf life so that it can be stored longer without worrying about spoilage.
The flowers are not damaged by rain or shower. And it is possible to produce two harvests in one year. It has also a shorter gestation period compared to mango. Grafted mango trees will usually take six to seven years to produce a commercial crop. On the other hand, grafted pummelo will produce a commercial crop in four years. If you plant the marcot that is already big, fruiting can be expected in two or three years.
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