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Giant citrus decorates tables in Australia

This giant, soccer ball-sized fruit, which is also known as citrus maxima, is predominantly found in South-East Asia, but is grown by several farmers near Darwin. Pomelo is used as a decorative food during the Lunar New Year celebration period, which began on January 28.

Han Shiong Siah from Tropical Primary Products said he hit the Sydney and Melbourne markets to meet the demand at this time of year.

"It's a season that we try to target and try to present them with a little bit of leaf, as a green fruit," he said.

"People love really nice looking fruit that can hold on the shelf for 14 days straight, so we've never had an issue with oversupply.


Publication date: 2/10/2017


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