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Bitrouni lemon hybrid

Citrus limon L. Burm.f.


CRC 3265

PI 539297


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.


Source: Received as seed from H. Chapot, Rabat, Morocco, 1959.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Introduced from Iran.


Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa Lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to February


Notes and observations:

H. Chapot: Large-fruited hybrid lemon, slightly rough with large calyx. Very acid, edible as substitute for the lemon. Seeds polyembryonic.

11/13/1987, EMN: Huge fruit, yellow, rough, ribbed. Foliage lemon-like but has moderately winged petiole & new growth is green, not purple. Thick rind, light amber flesh, seeds very from O to many. Flavor is sour.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Bitrouni lemon hybrid






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