Citrus medica L.
November – Juny
Citron is one of the few pure citrus species. It originated in India, at the foot of the Himalayas, and from there it spread westward, thanks to human beings, to the Mediterranean, passing through the Arabian Peninsula. Besides having great ornamental, medicinal, gastronomic or industrial value, it is also very important for being the paternal progenitor of today’s acid citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes. This Common Citron is characterized by the morphology of its fruits, representative of the species.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Fruits are large, with ellipsoidal or cylindrical morphology and prominent apical mamelon. Rough and bulging rind, very aromatic, pale yellow when ripe. Thick albedo, inedible in this case. Yellow flesh, acidic. No seeds.
Both the rind and the juice are very interesting additions to any kind of sauce.