Citrus limon L. Burm.f.
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 4/8/2011, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Frank Russo, Acireale, Sicily, Italy, 1956.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon, Citrus macrophylla
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
Large lemon, elongated, fairly pronounced neck, long conspicuous nipple. No crease at nipple, no ribbing, thin rind, good texture, about 1 seed per fruit. Lunario refers to the phases of the moon-- thus flowering every month.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-large, long elliptical to long-obovate; commonly with well-developed neck or furrowed collar; usually with narrow sharp-pointed nipple; seedy. Rind smooth and medium-thin. Flesh color greenish-yellow; not very juicy; only moderately acid. Tree of medium vigor and size, strongly overbearing, thornless; foliage dark green; highly productive.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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