Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Lemons and their hybrids
All year round
The Lunario lemon is named for its ability to bloom several times throughout the year, given that luna means moon in Italian. Known since the 19th century, it is grown commercially on the Neapolitan coast of Amalfi and in Sicily (Italy). It has an ornamental interest.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous and very productive tree. Wide, oval, dark green leaves with a distinctive tip. Medium sized fruit, with elongated elliptical morphology, apical mamelon and pronounced neck. The rind is thin, smooth but somewhat lumpy, pale yellow when ripe, with a mild aroma. Edible albedo, although in general it is not very thick. The flesh is light yellow, acidic and moderately juicy. It may have some seeds and its central axis is usually hollow.
Besides its ornamental value, in gastronomy its albedo can be used in complex citric preparations.