Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Shaddock (Citrus decumana), so called from Captain Shaddock, who, at the beginning of the last century, introduced the shrub into the West Indies from China. Like all the orange tribe, it has winged petioles to its large leaves; its shoots are downy, and its smooth, pale yellow, thick-rinded fruit sometimes reaches 20 lbs, in weight. Large specimens are sold in London as pomeloes; small ones, as forbidden fruit.