Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Lemons and their hybrids
October – May
This variety of the Femminello lemon owes its name to a characteristic of the tree itself, not the fruits. Thus, the leaves arch over the isolated fruits like a “hood”, as if protecting them. Its commercial interest lies in its late ripening and wind resistance.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, medium productivity. Large leaves with a tendency to curl. Large ovoid fruits, with pronounced apical mamelon which is generally displaced from the vertical axis; with non-apparent neck, but with the base generally crowned. Smooth, dark yellow rind of medium thickness. Edible albedo, because even not being too tasty, it improves when combined with a thin layer of the rind. Pale yellow flesh, medium juicy and acid. It lacks seeds and the central axis is characteristically hollow.
It can be used for seasoning, both the rind and the juice. Its albedo can be used fresh or in preparations, although it is recommended to combine with some the rind to enhance the citrus flavor.