Citrus × limon L. Burm.f.
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 4/8/2011, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, Calif., 1965.
Parentage/origins: Interdonato is considered a lemon-citron hybrid and is said to have originated about 1875 on the property of a Colonel Interdonato in Nizza, Sicily.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Crop produced mainly in fall and early winter.
Notes and observations:
12/2/1987, EMN: Fruit examined- a market type lemon.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit large, oblong-cylindrical; collared or short-necked; truncate at apex; prominent sharp-pointed conical nipple surrounded by pronounced areolar furrow, commonly deeper on one side; seeds very few. Color yellow at maturity. Rind thin, very smooth, shining; tightly adherent. Segments 8 to 9; axis medium-small and solid. Flesh color greenish-yellow; crisp and juicy; flavor highly acid with slight bitterness. Crop produced mainly in fall and early winter. Earliest of Italian varieties.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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