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Hanna Tokyo Pummelo
« on: July 09, 2019, 05:51:35 PM »
Does anyone grow this one or heard of someone that grows this one.
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Re: Hanna Tokyo Pummelo
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 02:26:10 AM »
This member has it (he is also on this forum):

"Ten degrees would really be pushing it for Chandler Pummelo or most pummelos for that matter. I'm not suprised to see the Lowes tag have that info on it though. Often they don't seem to have all the facts straight on their plant descriptions.
There is one pummelo that has been known to survive 0 degrees and come back. The Tokyo Pummelo aka Hanna Pummelo was brought back from Japan in the early 1980's by Dr. Wayne Hanna (who incidentally will be hosting next years citrus expo) by way of seed. The mother plant was covered in snow & was full of fruit which caught his attention. He sent seed back to himself and planted it in his yard. Although a very vigorous grower it was set back some years ago after it froze back in 0 degree weather. It did make it through and has been producing fruit in the last 6 years or so. The fruit are large, dense, fairly seedy, and pretty tart. If you were able to overwinter the fruit somehow you might get a better tasting fruit. They would make a decent pummelo-aid with some sugar if you had to harvest early due to an upcoming freeze."


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