Citrus limettioides Tan.
October – May
Sweet limes are the result of natural hybridizations between Sweet Orange and Citron. This variety has an unknown specific origin, and is characterized by the unusual aroma and flavor of its juice, which has iodized notes reminiscent of the taste of clams.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, open growing but with a tendency to form a rounded crown. Large leaves in relation to the size of the fruit, lanceolate and serrated edge. Small fruits, spherical or subglobose morphology, with a small apical mamelon crowned by a smooth groove, and with the basal area depressed at the point of insertion. Bulky, almost rough rind, orange-yellow in full maturity. The flesh is orange, juicy and freshly fragrant, with hints of acid, bitter and iodine. It has seeds.
It can be consumed fresh, or drink its juice directly. They can also be preserved as pickles or in the form of jam. As a condiment, its low acidity and characteristic aroma are surprising.