The pomelo is the largest citrus fruit in the world. No wonder it's called the Citrus Maxima. A native of south-east Asia, it is believed to be the ancestor of the grapefruit. The size can grow to 12" in diametre. The fruit is pale green or yellow, depending on the variety. The rind is thick but soft and spongy. The segmented flesh is either white or pink. Even the pink varies, it may be dark or light. Some can be slightly sour but this one in the photo was sweet. Time for a snack! Salads and juice must be the most popular ways of using pomelos but my favourite is to add some salt, sugar, chopped green chillies and a mint garnish. Yummy!!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau