Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Lemons and their hybrids
October – May
The Heart-shaped lemon owes its name to the shape of the leaves of the tree, which differs from the lanceolate morphology typical of other lemon trees. It is also characterized by the thickness and flavor of its albedo.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
The tree is not very vigorous but highly productive, with a slight open bearing. Leaves are more rounded than usual, reminiscent of a heart shape. Fruits of medium-large size, elongated, with ellipsoidal body and a very prominent neck, which can be furrowed. It may have a small apical mamelon that remains with greenish tones even at maturity. Smooth, yellow-greenish rind, with small and numerous oil glands. Edible albedo, of medium thickness, with a fresh flavor due to the presence of hints of essential oil. Pale, semi-juicy pulp, of medium acidity. It has seeds. Hollow, square central axis.
Its use is centered in the albedo, for the preparation of purees or similar, or fresh consumption. The limited acidity of the juice can also be exploited.