Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Lemons and their hybrids
October – May
This variety originates from Sicily (Italy), where there is a locality called Villafranca Sicula in the west of the island. It is characterized for the tree being very similar to the cultivar “Lisbon”, and the fruit being practically indistinguishable from the cultivar “Eureka”, although it differs from both because its main harvest occurs in winter in the northern hemisphere. Sanford took it to Florida in 1875, where it was popular until it was displaced by the cultivar Bears. It is also grown in Australia.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous, upright, very productive and frost resistant tree. Foliage less dense than in other lemon trees. Fruits of medium size, elliptical or slightly elongated, indistinguishable from those from the “Eureka” cultivar. Fruits present an apical mamelon and a smooth basal ridge. The rind is generally smooth, with a fresh aroma. Medium-thick albedo but not pleasant in the mouth. Yellow flesh, very juicy, its juice has a slight greenish touch. Acid but fragrant flavor. It presents seeds.
The uses are linked to those of its juice, as a condiment or, given its special appearance and character, combined with other citrus juices.