Citrus medica L.
November – Juny
The Crispifolia Citron is characterized by the physiognomy of its leaves and fruits. The leaves are curly, with protruding blade segments between the nerves, hence its name.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
The fruits might present many different and bizarre shapes. They have a thick and very rough rind, dark yellow when ripe. Its albedo is edible, and distinguishable from that of other citrons. The central axis of the fruit is hollow, and the pulp is very scarce and not very juicy. It has numerous seeds.
Both the tree and its fruits have great ornamental value. Its albedo can be consumed fresh, in green salads or fruit salads. Its rind can be used to flavor fish, soups or sweets.