Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Lemons and their hybrids
October – May
This interesting variety of lemon is of unknown origin, and presents some characteristics of citron together with those of the lemon tree. It is characterized by its fruit rind, very rough and aromatic. Shouold not be confused with the Jambhiri or Rough Lemon.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, open and upright, very productive. Large leaves with rounded apex, dark. Fruits of dull yellow color that maintain greenish tones even at maturity. Fruits of very variable shapes, tending to be oval, which may or may not have a small apical mamelon, while its base is flat, with the point of insertion sunken in an irregular crown. Extremely rough and very aromatic bark, with a soapy, complex and persistent fragrance. Thick albedo, not very pleasant due to the insertions of bitter essential oils in the rind. Pale flesh, greenish at the beginning of ripening, moderately juicy and very acidic, somewhat bitter. Seedless.
Among its uses is the rind peel, particular for its aroma and flavor. The juice combines acidity and bitterness beyond the typical table lemon.