The species to which this belongs (Citrus decumana) includes what are known as Shaddocks. The round-fruited varieties are known as Pomelos, Pumelos, or Grape-fruit, and the pear-shaped ones are known as Shaddocks.

The round-fruited Pomelos, or Grape-fruits are grown commercially in Florida, where a large part of the best varieties have originated. The pear-shaped varieties or Shaddocks, are grown more as ornamental trees and curiosities, and the fruits are not often found in markets. See Section 198.

Varieties Of Pomelo

Aurantium

Medium, round, light yellow; quality good. Much grown in Florida and the South. Florida.

Blood

Large to very large, roundish, slightly pyriform. Flesh reddish or flesh-colored; quality fair. One of the best of the Shaddock type.

Forbidden Fruit

Small, growing in clusters; thin-skinned, and filled with subacid refreshing juicy pulp. This is also named Grapefruit.

Hart

Medium, roundish, light yellow; very good. Commercial for Northern market. Florida.

Josselyn

Large, roundish; color light yellow; quality good. Season, rather late. Heavy bearer. Florida.

Mammoth

Very large, roundish, somewhat pyriform; quality scarcely good. Grown in Arizona, South California, and on south coast as a curiosity and ornamental tree; of the Shaddock type.

Marsh Seedless

Medium, round, light yellow. Flesh with few seeds; quality good. A heavy bearer. Florida.

May (May's Pomelo)

This has taken many premiums on account of its relatively sweet and delicious pulp with little of the bitter peculiar to the pomelo. Commercial.

Pernambuco

Very large, roundish; color light yellow; quality very good. Season, late. Tree with short thorns. A South American variety grown quite largely in Florida for late Northern market.

Royal

Small, round, light yellow; quality very good. Season, early; only slightly bitter; a heavy bearer. Commercial for early shipments North. Florida.

Tresca Blood

Medium, roundish, yellow. Flesh rose-colored; quality very good. Commercial in Florida, Arizona, and South California. Bahama Islands.

Triumph

Small, round, light yellow; quality good. Season, late. Florida.

Walter

Medium, round, light yellow; quality good. Season, late. Florida.