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Santa Teresa lemon

Citrus limon L. Burm.f.


CRC 3894

PI 227694

VI 929  

santa teresa

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 4/8/2011, CVC. Photo rights.


Source: Received as budwood from Sicily, via Glen Dale & CCPP, 1959.


Parentage/origins: Reported to be a selection of Femminello Ovale.


Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

1/14/1988, EMN: This is a market-type lemon.


Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

" This comparatively new Italian selection of the Femminello Ovale type is considered to be highly promising because of its greater resistance to the mal secco disease than any other clone found thus far.  The parent tree was an old disease-free tree discovered in a Femminello orchard that had almost been destroyed by the disease (Russo, 1955).  It is said to be the variety currently most planted as a replacement in areas of Italy where the disease is severe. "

Availability: Not commercially available through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. Please check with wholesale nurseries.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Santa Teresa lemon





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