Femminello Sfusato lemon
Citrus limon L. Burm.f.
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 4/8/2011, CVC. 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: Crop well distributed throughout year but mainly in late winter and spring.
Notes and observations:
This was seedling #5, no record re single or double seedling. Note by visitors from Italy, 1985: This is a major Italian variety.
11/13/1989, EMN: Matches C.I. description fairly well except not seedy this season here.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit of medium size, elliptical to oblong; prominently necked and with large long-tapering nipple; seedy. Color yellow at maturity. Rind medium-thick; surface finely pitted with sunken oil glands, medium smooth; tightly adherent. Segments about 10; axis of medium size and semi-open. Flesh firm, juicy, and highly acid. Crop well distributed throughout year but mainly in late winter and spring.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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