Lemon citron Bicolor
Citrus limonimedica Lush.
Lemons and their hybrids
November – Juny
The Bicolor cultivar is probably a natural hybrid of lemon and citron, but its origin is unknown. About its history, it is known that it was discovered in the middle of the 20th century by Azienda Tintori, inside the botanical garden created by the Duchess of Parma in 1820, in the city of Lucca, in Italian Tuscany (hence its second name). Its main name refers to the color of the rind of its fruits, green-violet even near maturity.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
The fruit is medium-sized, ellipsoidal and with a small apical mamelon. The rind is moderately rough and sometimes ribbed. The albedo is edible, medium thick and very sweet. The flesh is medium juicy and very acidic.
The albedo can be used fresh, in green or fruit salads. The rind-albedo combination can be candied, and the juice can be used to flavor drinks or broths.