Limonero Fino 49 lemon
Citrus × limon L. Burm.f.
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 4/8/2011, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Spain, 1987.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Citrus macrophylla
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Crop comes mainly in winter.
Notes and observations:
Imported directly into D.J. Gumpf lab and shoot tip grafted. This was imported primarily at the request of Nick Sakovich, farm advisor in Ventura County.
4/12/1988, EMN: A Fino lemon is given as a synonym for Mesero in TCI, Vol. I, pp 565. Is this the same thing or something else?
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit spherical to oval; nipple comparatively small and sharp-pointed; moderately seedy. Paler in color than Berna and rind smoother and thinner. Also higher in juice and acid content. Crop comes mainly in winter.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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