Citrus limetta Risso
October – May
The parents of the Limeta Pursha are not known with certainty. It is believed to have originated and been selected in the Mediterranean Basin. It is included in the group of limetas because, like most of them, it has a low level of acid in its pulp, as well as for the small size of its fruits. Sometimes it is also called Roman Lime.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Small tree of irregular morphology and thorny branches. Small, lanceolate leaves, different from other limes. Fragrant and continuous flowering from spring to autumn. Small fruit, spherical, with both poles slightly flattened and depressed. Slightly bulging rind, soft yellow when ripe, aromatic and easy to peel. Juicy pulp, tasty, bitter and sweet, reminiscent of a tangerine, of faint orange color. It has seeds.
Plant with high ornamental value for holding flowers and fruits at different stages of maturation. Its main attraction is the contrast between its fresh flavor and its appearance, because it can be eaten as a tangerine but with a complex and surprising flavor.