Oro Blanco Grapefruit

Oro Blanco Pummelo

Pomelo Fruit Salad

The Book of Citrus

Jonathan Sauer, in his book Historical Geography of Crop Plants: A Select Roster, notes that, “Almost nothing is certain about the natural geography and ecology of truly wild citrus. Both the distribution and genetics of the genus have been drastically modified in Asia by human intervention.”   Citrus is believed to have originated somewhere in Southeast Asia or Southern China but it has naturally evolved and hybridized itself so that it is hard to find its pure roots.  Generally speaking, however, there are some  types of citrus that have emerged over time into distinct groups.