A very large citrus fruit native to Malaysia, thought to be the parent of the grapefruit. Pomelos have a sweet citrus flavor and range in size from cantaloupe-size to watermelon size (1 foot in diameter and 25 pounds!). The outer skin is very thick but soft and easy to peel and varies from yellow to pink with a light yellow to coral-pink flesh. Like grapefruit, pomelos range from almost seedless to very seedy; from juicy to dry; and from sweet to sour. Pomelos can be eaten like a grapefruit, but the membranes around the segments should be peeled.
Season: available year-round
How to select: Select fruit that is heavy for its size, no bruises, sweetly fragrant and firm to the touch.
How to store: Refrigerate up to one week.