Devanahalli pomelo

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News:The Bangalore International Airport Limited(BIAL) has decided to plant 500 Devanahalli Pomelo trees as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Facts:

  • The Devanahalli pomelo is a variety of the citrus fruit pomelo of the family Rutaceae.It is grown in Devanahalli taluk,Bangalore (Karnataka) and is popularly known as chakota.
  • It has a unique sweet taste unlike other local varieties which have a bitter taste.
  • In 2009, it was given the Geographical Indication(GI) status.However, the fruit is almost on the brink of extinction due to various reasons.