Citrus meyerii Yu. Tan. x
C. sinensis (L.) Osb.
Lemons and their hybrids
December – May
The Double-Sanguine Meyer Lemon originated within the program for the creation of new ornamental varieties of the Center for Agronomic Research of Acireale (Sicily, Italy). It is the result of a cross between a Meyer Lemon and a Double-Sanguine Orange (Italian variety of Sanguinelli). It is characterized by producing fruit with red longitudinal stripes (due to the presence of anthocyanin) on an orange background, which is why this variety is also known as Arcobal (rainbow).
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
The tree is bushy, vigorous, productive and compact. Leaves are dark green, hard, oval and slightly curled. Faintly pigmented flowers. Round fruits, medium size with lightly depressed apical area. Orange rind with red longitudinal stripes, aromatic. Juicy pulp, more or less pigmented depending on climatic conditions. Its flavor combines sweetness with a fresh acid touch and a fruity aroma due to the presence of anthoncyanin.
It can be consumed fresh, and its juice can be used to flavor and color sauces and juices.