Citrus lumia Risso & Poit.
Pummelos and their hybrids
November – April
Lumias are a heterogeneous group of citrus hybrids thought to have originated in the Mediterranean. They were already named by agronomists and historians in the 13th century. They are hybrids of Pummelo with either Citron or Lemon. Like their parents, lumias are very diverse in the morphology of their fruits. The Sarzana lumia is characterized by the orange color of the rind and pulp of the ripe fruit.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous and productive tree. Large leaves with slightly winged petiole. Large fruits, of pyriform morphology, although some fruits have a marked neck. Rind is smooth, aromatic and yellow-orange when ripe. Yellow pulp in the unripe fruit, orange later. It is juicy and has a compound flavor, with a certain character of pummelo, as well as citron acidity and even hints of bergamot. It has few seeds.
From this lumia it can be used both the rind (for flavoring) and the juicy and surprising pulp, both ripe and before reaching full maturity.