Plant at 3-4.5 m spacing. Can interplant with the colurrinar tree (Erythrina fusca) to shade the mature pummelos to help retain the soil with its extensive, fibrous root system and enrich the soil with its falling leaves. Tolerates dry periods and a wide range of soils from coarse sand to heavy clay but prefers deep, medium-textured fertile soils free from salt. Attacked by Citrus Greening Citrus Vascular Phloem Disease (CPVD) at lower altitudes (<1000 masl) but is less affected by CVPD at higher altitudes (>1000 masl)
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
The fruits are a rich source of vitamin C, B1, B2 and B12, protein and calcium. Fruit eaten raw, in salad, or juice. The rind contains pectin used in making jelly and candy. Medicinally, decoctions of the leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds have properties that can treat coughs, fevers, and gastric disorders, and epilepsy. The fruit is used as a purgative and antibacterial and cleansing agent. The rind is used in ointments/paste for burns. Fruits can be sold at local markets.
- Soil Improvement
- Erosion Control
Erosion control: extensive, fibrous root system