Femminello from Gargano
Citrus limon (L.) Burm.f.
Lemons and their hybrids
October – May
The Gargano area is in the Apulia (Puglia) region of Italy, an area with an ancient tradition in citrus cultivation, given its favorable climate, soil and water conditions. Femminello del Gargano lemon is derived from the common Femminello, but is protected by a geographical designation of origin (PGI). It is characterized by its high vitamin C content and fragrance when grown in this area by the Adriatic Sea.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous and productive tree, with vertical growth tendency. Lanceolate leaves but with rounded and slightly serrated tips. Fruits of medium size, dense, heavy, of oblong morphology with a soft apical mamelon (subcultivar fusillo). Rind is smooth, bright yellow and medium thick. Very aromatic. Albedo of pleasant flavor, slightly thick, but less palatable texture. Yellow flesh, juicy, acid and aromatic. It presents seeds.
It can be consumed fresh, as a condiment, or transformed into juices, ice creams, cakes, jams, liquors… The albedo can be processed for the elaboration of creams, purees…