Citrus aurantium L.
Sour oranges and their hybrids
December – May
Mutation characterized by the shape of its leaves, which resemble those of the willow, hence its name. It may have originated in Italy in the 18th century. Risso and Poiteau described it in their 1818 treatise.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Small tree, round, dense foliage. Leaves lanceolate, narrow and pointed. Small, round or slightly pyriform fruit. Orange rind, shiny at maturity, thick and rough. Yellow or pale orange flesh, sour, with seeds. The juice is not abundant, being more acidic than in other sour oranges, but also maintaining some bitterness.
The fruits are used to make jams or candied fruits. Variety with high ornamental value.