Citrus medica L.
November – Juny
The Montignoso Citron appears to be a local Italian selection, originating at the Tuscany region. It main characteristic is the small size of its fruits, of the smallest among the citrons.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
The fruits are spherical, with flattened poles, and have a characteristic halo in the apical zone. The style usually remains anchored to the aureole zone. Eventually, it can also produce extremely rough and bizarre fruits, very different from the type described. Normally, its rind is slightly rough and orange-yellow when ripe. The rind is bitter and the albedo is inedible. The flesh is moderately juicy and acidic.
Although it is not suitable for fresh consumption, it is used for the production of jams, jellies, candies, syrups… And the juice could be a substitute of lemon both in sweet and salty preparations.