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Lo Porto lemon

Citrus limon L. Burm.f.


CRC 3090

PI 539301

lo portolo porto

lo portolo porto  

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.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Lo Porto lemon





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