Amblycarpa – Nasnaram
Citrus amblycarpa (Hassk.) Osche
Papedas and their hybrids
Republic of Indonesia
September – February
A direct hybrid between the Micrantha papeda and an ancestral mandarin. It is assumed to have a very ancient origin in the Java growing area. Jeruk means citrus in Indonesian. It is grown almost exclusively on the island of Java, up to 350 m above sea level. The fruit is present in many markets on the island, where it is also known as Jeruk LImau.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Tree with a rounded shape, dense foliage and almost thornless branches. Oval, alternate leaves with slightly winged petiole, very fragrant when rubbed. Small, globular fruit, flattened in the poles, with a smooth depression in the style zone. Rind is very aromatic, slightly bulging and rough, dark green in color when unripe, yellow when ripe. Yellow-green, sour and very fragrant pulp.
The aromatic juice of the immature fruits is used as a condiment to enhance the taste of typical Indonesian dishes (sambal, soto, bahmie). The leaves are used as a condiment in meat sauces, and to perfume the washing water.