Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swing. x x
C. medica L.
September – May
The Mohtasseb Lime is of unknown origin, but it is probably native to the eastern islands of the Pacific Ocean. The genetic study of this lime suggests that it may be a hybrid between an acid lime (different from the Mexican Lime) and a citron. It is characterized as a triploid hybrid with seeds, in which the double gene endowment would come from the maternal parent, the lime.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Medium vigorous tree, with a tendency to open growth. Typical lime leaves, somewhat larger. Medium-sized fruit among the limes, oval morphology, with a small apical mamelon and tendency to mark a smooth basal crown. Smooth, thin and hard rind, even in advanced stages of maturation, when it reaches a soft yellow color. Very aromatic. Pale yellow flesh, juicy, very acidic and with a bitter, almost spicy touch. Presents some seeds.
Very interesting variety as a substitute for lemon or lime, as both its rind and juice are very aromatic and characteristic.