Lo Porto 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: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
This was seedling #2, no record re single or double seedling. This accession has a fleshy calyx. Note by visitors from Italy, 1985: Not grown much in Italy.
12/2/1987: Fruit examined- a market type lemon.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" The fruit of this new Italian variety is characterized by a globose form and a very large, fleshy calyx. Lo Porto was found in Altarello di Baida, a village in the Conco d'Oro district of Sicily, during the course of a mal secco resistance survey. It was first described by Crescimanno (1953), and is said to have considerable resistance. "
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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