Lemon citron from Amalfi
Citrus limonimedica Lush.
Lemons and their hybrids
October – April
Although the italian name (Ponzino Amalphitano) might indicate this is a citron, this variety could be the result of a cross between a lemon and a citron. Its name refers to a coastal town south of Naples with a great tradition in the cultivation of lemon trees.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous, open growing tree. Large, broad leaves. Large fruits, predominantly cylindrical in shape, which may have a small apical mamelon and a flat base with a sunken insertion point. The rind is thin, smooth but somewhat bulky, sometimes with longitudinal ribs; very aromatic, emits a strong and pleasant fragrance just by touching it. Edible albedo, thick, sweet. Scarce pulp, very acidic, bitter and moderately juicy. It presents seeds.
The rind can be used to flavor dishes and drinks. The fresh albedo can be a side for many dishes, or used as part of both green and fruit salads.