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Egyptian lime

Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle


CRC 2883

PI 185427




Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC, 11/03/2009. Photo rights.


Source: Received as seed from Dr. Y.Carmon, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1949.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown


Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to December


Notes and observations:

EMN, 11/9/1987: Fruit similar to Mexican lime but larger, seedier, darker seed coat when cut.


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Egyptian lime






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