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BonsaiBeast

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Valentine Pummelo or cocktail grapefruit?
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:43:50 PM »
I need to choose between these trees to round out my collection.

I have an oroblanco planted. Which tastes less similar to an oroblanco?

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Re: Valentine Pummelo or cocktail grapefruit?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 06:37:37 PM »
http://www.fruitmentor.com/californiapummelos

I'm partial to Valentine.

Cocktail and Valentine are closer to one another than to Oroblanco. They are pummelo hybrids with mandarin while Oroblanco is pummelo hybrid with grapefruit.

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Re: Valentine Pummelo or cocktail grapefruit?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 12:02:54 PM »
I have an in ground Valentine pummelo.  It is a great tree.

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Re: Valentine Pummelo or cocktail grapefruit?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 01:54:53 PM »
I have an in ground Valentine pummelo.  It is a great tree.
you

How would you describe the taste of the Valentine? Is it acidic at all?

What would compliment my oroblanco better? Valentine or cocktail? Or should I plant those two and forget the oroblanco?

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Re: Valentine Pummelo or cocktail grapefruit?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 02:31:17 PM »
Valentine is very juicy, dark red, fairly mild, lightly sweet. All around pleasing taste. 

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Re: Valentine Pummelo or cocktail grapefruit?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 07:18:14 PM »
I have an in ground Valentine pummelo.  It is a great tree.
you

How would you describe the taste of the Valentine? Is it acidic at all?

What would compliment my oroblanco better? Valentine or cocktail? Or should I plant those two and forget the oroblanco?

Oroblanco and cocktail are both white.

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Re: Valentine Pummelo or cocktail grapefruit?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 09:33:25 PM »
I thought the 3 have different colors. See the photo in my link above. for several pummelo hybrids cross sections.

 

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