Rhobs el Arsa
Citrus limonimedica Lush
November – Juny
The name of the Rhobs el Arsa Citron translates from Arabic as “bread of the garden”, probably in relation to the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden. It is a very popular variety in Morocco and is probably a hybrid.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
The fruits are round, a little flattened at the poles and with the most significant characteristic of having a large mamelon in the apical part, surrounded by a depressed areola. The rind can be more or less rough, yellow-orange color and bitter taste. The albedo is not edible. The pulp is acidic, very juicy and aromatic, and contains small seeds.
Its juice can be used as a substitute for table lemon, providing a fruity acid touch. It could also be related to the uses of the sour orange, as in the elaboration of jams and amaros.