Citrus myrtifolia Raf. x
C. limon (L.) Burm. f.
Sour oranges and their hybrids
December – May
This variety may have originated in Italy, obtained as part of a program for the creation of new ornamental citrus trees. Given its morphological characteristics, it is possible that the Chinotto of the Landriana was used as a female parent. It is characterized by a vegetative behavior similar to Chinotto, but produces fruits very different from these.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Small tree, of little vigor and very open growth. Leaves arranged with very short internodes, overlapping, dark green. Medium-sized fruits, with a pyriform to ovoid morphology, and a flat apical area. Slightly granulated, compact and hard rind. Orange color at maturity, with a tendency for the basal area to remain yellow. Yellow flesh with orange or pink iridescence, juicy. Acid juice, fresh, with a slightly bitter background. It has no seeds.
Interesting alternative to lemon and lime, as its mixed flavor brings bitter notes to broths and fish.