Citrus sudachi hort. ex Tan.
Papedas and their hybrids
September – February
Sudachi originated on the island of Shikoku, Tokushima Prefecture (Japan), probably due to a natural hybridization of Yuzu with another, yet undetermined, parent. It has been known since the beginning of the 18th century. Compared to Yuzu, it has a higher percentage of juice and fewer seeds.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is an open tree with moderate vigor. Leaves are elliptical and with slightly winged petiole. Fruit is small, spheroidal and flattened at both poles. Smooth but granulated rind when green, slightly bulging when mature. Aromatic peel, with a great amount of essential oils. Yellow-green pulp, juicy and acidic, but soft and aromatic. Juice of excellent quality. It has seeds.
It is consumed green in September and October, ripen later. Its juice is more used than its rind, given its distinctive spicy aroma that evokes lime and cumin. It flavors soups, vinegars, fish dishes, vegetables, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.