Citrus medica L.
November – Juny
The Aurantiata Citron is an ancient variety, as it was already present in the Medici gardens in the 16th century, undoubtedly because of the beauty of its fruits. It owes its name to the color of the rind of the ripe fruit, which indicates that it could be a hybrid variety.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Very productive tree. Fruits of medium size among the citrons, oval morphology, with a flat base and conical apical area. The rind, thick and very rough, reaches an intense orange color at maturity. Its albedo is not edible, being of medium thickness. The flesh is orange and moderately juicy. Its juice is complex, acidic, bitter and slightly sweet.
As possibly is a hybrid with sour orange, its uses may be similar as this one: production of marmalades and amaros. The bizarre beauty of its fruits gives it a high ornamental value.