Pomelos have a light green rind that turns mostly yellow when it is fully ripe. The inside of a ripe pomelo will be coral pink.
To choose the best pomelo, you want to look for firm, smooth peels. A thin peel means that there is more fruit inside. You want to be sure to avoid fruit that feels coarse or mushy. Be sure to smell the pomelo. You should be able to detect a faint, sweet fragrance when the fruit is at room temperature.
Pomelos are one of the oldest citrus fruits. They ripen in the winter, and can be found in many local grocery stores around the end of December. They are a great source of Vitamin C. Pomelos are very popular in Asia, but are gaining more popularity in the UK and the U.S.
De Groot International, a company that exports pomelos to Europe, has stated that they expect that there will be 30% less pomelos available for export to Europe this season. Price levels are higher than last year, and with the local demand for pomelos higher as well, it could be a slim year in the UK.