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Arancino lemon

Citrus limon L. Burm.f.


CRC 3387

PI 539298


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. 4/8/2011. Photo rights.


Source: Received as seed from Acireale, Sicily, Italy, 1962.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

This accession was seedling #3, no record whether this was a single or double seedling.

Note by visitors from Italy, 1985: Poor quality, not grown to any extent in Italy.

12/2/1987, EMN: Fruit examined- a market type lemon.


Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

" Arancino is one of a number of minor Italian varieties listed by Casella (1935a).  The highly distinctive fruit is nearly globose, with a very short nipple and thick rind, and very seedy.  The tree is vigorous, hardy, and compact, with small spines and leaves.  Arancino is very responsive to the forcing treatment under which the fruit occurs in clusters. "

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Arancino lemon






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