Valentine Pummelo

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The delicious Valentine Pummelo (Citrus maxima 'Valentine'), sometimes spelled 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. The fragrant white blossoms will be buzzing with pollinators and quickly start to swell into these enormous yellow-rinded fruits with the delightful pink flesh.

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!

Planting and Application:

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! Go ahead and use it as a fantastic shade or specimen plant in both front and back yard landscaping! The evergreen foliage looks handsome year-round. Cool your seating areas around pools, patios and terraces, just don't sit directly underneath one when the fruit is ripe.;

Either plant as a bush as a hedge or privacy screen, or trim up into a multi-trunked tree, the choice is yours! In colder climates plant it in a container on the patio or deck to move it indoors before the first frost. 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!

  • Juicy & Heart Shaped Yellow Fruit
  • Sweet-Tart Red Flesh
  • Fresh Eating & Juiced
  • Ripens February to March
  • Heavy Bearing

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Citrus trees do best in the full sun only. Plant in a very well-drained soil and let dry out slightly between waterings, and ensure containers have very good drainage. Provide regular fertilizer and soil on the acidic side.

  • Full Sun
  • Low Moisture Once Established
  • Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune After Fruiting
  • Easy To Grow

Order the delicious and easy-to-grow Valentine Pummelo Tree from today! We don't guarantee it will spice up your love life - but we don't guarantee it won't either!

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
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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Valentine Pummelo Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11 (Patio 4 - 8)
Growing Zones 9-11 (Patio 4 - 8)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus maxima 'Valentine'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
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 Any Well-Drained Soil
Moisture Low Moisture
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Shiny Green
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes