Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swing.
November – Juny
The name of this acid lime (also known as limoncello di Napoli) refers to the place where it was possibly discovered and selected. This lime is characterized by the quality and quantity of its juice and by its greater resistance to cold than its sister, the Mexican lime. It was part of the Medici gardens of the 16th century.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is a medium sized tree with slow growth, thorny and rounded shape. Lanceolate but wide leaves, typical of lime, with serrated edge and aromatic. Small fruits, globose or subglobose, with small apical mamelon, surrounded by little pronounced groove and persistent style. Very smooth and very thin rind, aromatic, attached to the pulp and pale yellow when ripe. Very juicy, acid and sour pulp, with high quality juice. Seedless.
Perfect for adding a acid and aromatic touch to sorbets, cakes or drinks. The rind enhances salads, desserts, soups or sauces.