Sour oranges hybrids
Citrus aurantium L. x
C. paradisi Macf.
Sour oranges and their hybrids
November – February
Paradise sour orange is a hybrid resulting from the cross between a Sour Orange and a Grapefruit. It is neither known if it is the result of a natural cross nor where it originated. Its main characteristic is that its fruit shows a well-balanced mixture of the organoleptic characteristics of its two parents.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Open growing tree with a spherical tendency. Very productive. Large, dark leaves. Medium-large fruit, slightly flattened spherical morphology and possible apical mamelon. Semi-rough rind, yellow-orange color at the end of maturity. Yellowish flesh, similar to grapefruit. Juicy and with a flavor that combines acidity and bitterness typical of grapefruit with hints of orange. Some seeds may be present.
It can be used as a substitute for lemon to season dishes or desserts, both for the originality of its juice and its rind.