Mak Nao San
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Lemons and their hybrids
September – January
Mak Nao San is often considered a citron, but it is actually a lemon tree (a mixture of Pummelo, Mandarino and Citron) that contains more Pummelo genes than other similar hybrids. Probably originating from Laos, as Mak nao means citron in their language.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
A compact, moderately vigorous tree, which keeps its fruit ripe for a long time. Large leaves, dark green, lanceolate, shiny and similar in shape to those of the lemon tree. Fruit of medium size and cylindrical morphology, with small pyramidal apical mamelon, and may have more or less apparent neck. Rind slightly bulging, thin, purplish color at first, turning to green and finally yellow when fully ripe. Very aromatic. Thick albedo, but sour. Pulp moderately juicy, yellow-greenish in color and mild acid flavor. It contains many seeds.
The rind can flavor hot or alcoholic beverages. The juice is a good condiment for fish and soups.