Tree Species (Scientific Name)
Citrus maxima
Food
Medicinal
English Common Name
Pomelo
Indonesian Common Name
Jeruk bali
Tree Family
Rutaceae
Average Leaf Size (cm)
12.5cm
Length
×
7cm
Width
Tree Height
Small (10–20m)
Elevational Range (m)
0–400m
0 3000
Distribution
Native
Exotic
Native to Indonesia

Native to

Region
Asia
SE Asia
Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Indonesia
Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra

Coffee Agroforestry Information

Coffee System
Robusta
Arabica
Coffee Impact
May compete with coffee
Prevalence
Common in Coffee Agroforestry
Cultivation
Planted
Regeneration
Unknown
Tree Management

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)

Tree Benefits and Uses

Farmer Uses
  • Food
  • Medicinal

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.

Farm Services
  • Soil Improvement
  • Erosion Control

Erosion control: extensive, fibrous root system

Biodiversity Benefits
Unknown