Chandler Pummelo Tree

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Big Fruit, Juicy Pink Flesh - Chandler Pummelo Tree!

  • Large-Sized Grapefruit Relative
  • Smooth Glossy Yellow Rind
  • Juicy & Sweet Tasting!
  • Deep Pink to Reddish Pulp
  • Glossy Dark Green Leaves
  • Fragrant White Blooms
  • Vigorous Growth
  • Fall Harvest
  • Great Container Plants!
  • Indoors & Outdoors
  • Small Stature & Space Saving
  • Evergreen Foliage

The Pummelo is an ancestor of the Grapefruit. It produces enormous, sweet fruit that can weigh up to nine pounds! The Chandler Pummelo Tree (Citrus maxima 'Chandler') is a fantastic fruit featuring a smooth glossy yellow rind usually with a pink blush. The flesh is juicy, very sweet, and a beautiful deep pink to red color.

The Chandler Grapefruit is an evergreen with large, glossy leaves. It is a vigorous growing tree that blooms enormous fragrant flowers before the fruit appears. You’ll adore the display of dazzling blossoms and large yellow gems backdropped by the handsome evergreen foliage!

The fruit is early to mature and ready to harvest in the fall. It’s very similar to the traditional Grapefruit but with some distinct bonuses. Aside from its noticeably larger size, and its exotic, sweet, juicy flavor, it is much easier to segment than the traditional Grapefruit!

Protected by a thick layer of rind, these rounded fruits are beautiful to behold and the tree is highly ornamental when in bloom and when dripping in enormous fruit! Your Chandler will be turning heads in any season!

How to Use Chandler Pummelo Tree In The Landscape

The Chandler can be planted anywhere. In warmer climates place it somewhere in the yard that you can enjoy its stunning blooms. In colder climates plant it in a container on the patio or deck to move it indoors before the first frost.

Even city dwellers can enjoy the benefits of the Chandler! Plant it in a container on the balcony, or keep it year-round as a houseplant. No matter where you live, you can enjoy this huge, sweet, healthy fruit!

Space-saving and easy to harvest in size, these ornamental trees can be pruned smaller yet so that even the tiniest lots, balconies, patios, rooftops and postage-stamp gardens can grow this exotic fruit! Also allowing Northern gardeners to easily bring their trees into the greenhouse or home to keep in front of a sunny window for the cold winters!

These ornamental flowering and evergreen trees grow wider than tall for easy harvest. Also casting lush shade, Chandler cools your seating areas around pools, patios and terraces, just don’t sit directly underneath one when the fruit is ripe.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Citrus fruit trees require full sun, as much as you can give them! For indoor trees, provide a grow light to extend their daylight hours, especially during the lean months of winter. Hardy in the ground for zones 9 and 10.

Water moderately and allow Citrus to dry out slightly between waterings and greatly dislike soggy soil. Plant your tree in soil that will allow water to drain quickly. Providing extra drainage holes to keep water from building up when planting in containers and planters.

Plant your tree in a loose medium that is very well-enriched, and fertilize 3 to 4 times a year with a good citrus tree fertilizer or acid-loving plant fertilizer, especially when planted in pots and planters.

Visit our Garden Blog for more info on caring for your Citrus tree, container Citrus tree care, and to have the best success with your tree. Northern growers that need to bring in their trees for the winter and how to best care for them indoors and out!

Bearing fruit around 3 to 5 years of age, and sells mature trees that are ready to produce soon after they’ve been established! Order your own Chandler Pummelo Tree from the Nursery that knows Citrus!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Growing Zones 9-10 (Patio 4-10)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus maxima Chandler'
Type Evergreen
Size Semi Dwarf
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes