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General Produce

Citrus, Pummelos

Sizing
 

10-, 14-, and 18-counts

Common Packs:

40-lb. cartons

Receiving Inspecting:

Good quality pummelos should have smooth skins that are free of mold, decay, or blemishes. May vary from round to pear-shape.

Storage Handling:
 

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 41-42° F/5-6° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity

Maintain adequate air ventilation during storage. Keep cartons off the floor to help prevent dampening of boxes from condensation of moisture in the room. Store citrus away from foods with strong odors and ethylene-producing fruits.

Shelf-Life:
21 to 28 days.
Troubleshooting:

Pitted peel, discolored flesh, and mold are indications of improper storage temperature.

Usage Ideas:

  • Toss pummelo segments, sliced red onions, cucumber chunks, and boiled shrimp with dressing comprised of Thai fish sauce, lime juice, diced cilantro, minced Serrano chiles, and crushed peanuts.
  • Mix chopped bits of pummelo, cubed avocado, and crushed Macadamia nuts with baby spinach; dress with peppery vinaigrette.
Seasonal Availability:

California is a major production area.