Lemon citron Cedrato
Citrus limonimedica Lush.
Lemons and their hybrids
November – Juny
Cedrato is a typical representative of the limonimedica group (hybrids of lemon and citron), both for the appearance of the tree as for the characteristics of its fruits. Its origin is unknown, but it was probably selected in Italy centuries ago. Its name must be related to the morphology of its fruits, which are reminiscent of the typical citrons.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree with open growth. Large leaves, larger than those of the lemon parent. Large fruits, of oblong morphology, with an apical mamelon and a smooth basal crown. Rough, bulging, aromatic rind. Intense yellow color when ripe. Edible albedo. Very acid pulp, very juicy and aromatic, spicy. It has no seeds.
Both its rind and juice can be used to flavor sweet or savory preparations. The albedo, with a soft citric flavor and good bite, is consumed alone or in salads.