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Citrus (pummelo) fruiting question? (pic inside)

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by reguy on May 12, 2006 07:21 AM

I planted a pummelo seed (from one I ate) back around this February. It sprouted and is now about 10 inches tall. Yesterday, I noticed this odd round shape at the top of the plant. I immediately thought it was a small caterpillar rolled up, so I poked it. After examining it, it seems to be a small bud(?) But that doesn't seem possible as I just planted it from seed 4 months ago!

Any citrus experts out there?
Here's a pic.


by Longy on May 12, 2006 02:55 PM
Could be a fruit. Didja notice any flowers on it? It's strange for it to fruit so early, esp from seed, but nature's like that.

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by reguy on May 14, 2006 01:21 AM
I've been waiting for a flower to form. It does seem to be getting slightly bigger. I read that Pummelos from seed take about 5-8 years to mature before fruit forms!


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