“You shouldn’t have!” she said as he put the big box in front of her. It was wrapped in festive red paper and tied with an extravagant bow. She ripped open the Valentine’s Day present. It was too big for jewelry, too small for a new car. What was it?
“A box of grapefruit?” she exclaimed.
“No, sweetheart. It’s a box of Valentine Pummelo fruit from the tree I bought at NatureHills.com!”
Quickly grabbing one of the oversized, teardrop-shaped fruits, he took out his pocketknife and sliced it in half. He laid it in front of her so that she could see the distinctive heart shape of the two halves and the bright red flesh, dripping with juice that was making his mouth water. Lifting it to her lips she inhaled its scent. She bit into the fruit and gasped. This might have been the best tasting citrus she’d ever had.
Wiping her mouth with the back of her hand, she leaned in for a kiss. “This is the best Valentine’s Day ever!”
Valentine Pummelo (Citrus maxima hybrid) – sometimes spelled Valentine Pomelo) is a relatively new fruit on the market and we are very proud to offer it to you. The fruit are heavy for their size and ripen around February 14 every year. A cross between a pummelo and a blood orange gives the flesh its deep red color and sweet-tart taste. If you are lucky enough to live where citrus trees flourish, you’ll want to give Valentine a try. We don’t guarantee it will spice up your love life – but we don’t guarantee it won’t either!
Buy yours today!
* Heavy-bearing fruit tree
* Easy to grow in its zone
*Fruit matures in February/March
* Delicious fresh or juiced
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Citrus maxima 'Valentine'|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet, unless grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet, unless grafted onto a dwarfing rootstock|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Any well drained soil|
|Foliage Color||Dark shiny green|