The word for pomelo in Chinese is similar with the word "blessing", thus the fruit is considered as a symbol of luck. Since pomelo season coincides with Mid-Autumn Festival, this sweet fruit has naturally become a part of the festivities.
This prized fruit, resembling a giant grapefruit is distinguished by its pointed top, round bottom, thin skin and honey-sweet taste. Coincidentally, it is also the largest of all citrus fruits. In Fujian, the most famous area for pomelo production is Pinghe County.
Pinghe County, situated at the southeastern part of Zhangzhou, is one of the most famous hometown locations to overseas Chinese. It is adjacent to two Special Economic Zone Xiamen and Shantou.
Located at the subtropical region, Pinghe has a pleasant weather and is rich in natural and cultural recourses including minerals, hydraulic power, hot-springs, fruits, tea, mountains and temples.
The Pinghe Honey Pomelo season starts at the end of August or the beginning of September until mid-January. It is now becoming more and more popular worldwide because of it's juiciness and slightly bitter taste, it is also packed with vitamins.