Citrus medica L.
November – Juny
Orsenigo Citron seems to be the result of the selection of a mutation of the Bajoura citron, found in Orsenigo (Lombardy, Italy). It is characterized by the aroma of its rind, which is dominated by the citronella scent.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
The fruits are ellipsoidal in shape, with a smooth mamelon in the apical zone. Its rind is thin, rough and very aromatic, of yellow-greenish color. The albedo is edible, very thick, good bite and high quality. The pulp is acidic, not very juicy and with few seeds.
Its rind can be used to flavor water, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, as well as to obtain essential oils. The albedo has gastronomic use, both fresh and processed. Fresh it is a good accompaniment to meat and fish, or can be used in green or fruit salads. Cooked albedo can be used to prepare purees or sauces.