Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swing.
November – April
The Corsican lime belongs to the group of acidic limes and is probably a hybrid of Mexican lime (Citrus aurantifolia) with Lemon (C. limon). It is characterized by its high acidity and the morphology of its fruits.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree with a tendency to form a spherical crown. Large, slightly oblong leaves. Fruit of variable size, small or medium, predominantly ovoid morphology. It shows a small apical mamelon and a characteristic persistent style. Thin, smooth rind well attached to the pulp. Aromatic and golden yellow at maturity. Pulp is juicy, very acidic, pale yellow in color. It has no seeds.
Its juice is characterized by the elegance of the aromas that accompany its marked acidity. It is used to season ceviches, fish, seafood or salads. It combines well with alcoholic drinks.