Lemon citron Orangey Chimera
Citrus limonimedica Lush.
Lemons and their hybrids
October – May
This lemon-citron variety is the result of a chimera, a natural mutation that can affect different aspects of the plant. In this case it is manifested in the leaves as well as in the fruits. Its original name is chimera aranciata.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, of good size and productive. Typically lanceolate leaves, but with unusually serrated edges. Fruits are of varied appearance, in general of medium size and ovoid morphology, with apical mamelon and wide and pronounced neck. Rind is thin, very rough and orange-yellow colored. It is aromatic, floral. Edible albedo, with reminiscences of essential oils. Pulp tends to be orange, acidic, somewhat bitter and juicy. Presents seeds.
In gastronomy, it is used both its albedo, which contains interesting citric nuances, and its pulp, which shows a surprising contrast between its appearance and its taste.