Pane from Amalfi
Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Lemons and their hybrids
November – April
The Amalfi coast is located south of Naples (Italy), and has a southwest-northeast orientation that is very interesting for citrus cultivation. This region has a geographical designation of origin (PGI) for some of its lemons, and is where the beverage known as limoncello is produced. The name of this cultivar derives from the thickness of its albedo (pane means bread in Italian).
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Moderately vigorous tree, with a tendency to form a rounded crown, and moderately productive. Dense foliage with dark leaves rounded at the base. Medium to large fruits, ellipsoidal in shape, with pronounced apical mamelon and crown-shaped neck. Rind not very thick, granular, soft yellow when ripe and aromatic. Edible albedo, moderately thick. Juicy pulp, very acidic, with hollow central axis. Few or no seeds.
It can be used for seasoning, both with the rind and the juice. Its albedo can be used fresh, in salads or in preparations such as puree, mousse, etc….