Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Lemons and their hybrids
All year round
The Carrubaro lemon was obtained by selection of a spontaneous mutation of the common Femminello lemon in Sicily (Italy). Its name derives from the word carrubo, Italian for carob tree, a very common plant on the island. Like most Femminello selections, with proper cultural practices it produces fruit almost all year round.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Very vigorous and productive tree, with erect growth. The leaves are large and darker in color than other lemon trees. The flowers are of medium size, but very fragrant. The fruit is small-medium sized, oval, with apical mamelon and basal neck. Characteristic is the persistent style in the mamelon. Rind slightly bulging, bright yellow, thick and very fragrant. Albedo moderately thick, with a pleasant taste, but rubbery. Acid pulp with a sour touch, juicy and with several seeds. The central axis is hollow.
Interesting the use of its juice as a condiment, somewhat different from the common lemon.