Citrus medica L.
November – Juny
The Maxima Citron produces large fruits, one of the largest among the citrons, hence its name.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is an open tree, with large dark green leaves. Fruit morphology is normally oblong, with a pronounced mamelon in the apical zone. Its rind is very rough, thick, hard and pale yellow when the fruit is ripe. Its albedo is not considered edible, although it is tasty and some palates do accept it. The pulp is abundant and juicy within the citrons, with a marked acid and aromatic tinge.
In addition to the ornamental use, given the voluptuousness of the fruits, other applications include the use of the rind to flavor fish dishes or broths, and of its juice to season seafood dishes or fish, as well as in combination with liquors. Its candied rind results in a surprising and appreciated dessert.