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Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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pomelo or pummelo (as preferred by many authorities), or shaddock, Citrus grandis, the ancestor of the grapefruit, continues to be widely grown in tropical areas (and California and Israel) and eaten, and many good new varieties have evolved or been bred, including those in three groups identified by Saunt (1990) as Thai, Chinese, and Indonesian. The varieties in the Indonesian group are larger than the others but vary considerably in other respects. (Some authorities would include here the ugli, which is treated separately in this Companion.)