Le Nestour, Limon Real
PI 539192, 109632
Received as budwood from the Philippine Islands, 1930.
Rootstocks of accession
Carrizo citrange, Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside
Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations
EMN, 1986: This is listed as a member of the Papeda group because it was so listed in the old accession book. However TCI, Vol. I, pp 364, puts it under aurantifolia in a table of comparison of major classification systems. What is it?
EMN, 1/14/1988: The Citrus Industry doesn't give a description of C. excelsa so here it is: A medium size fruit- medium yellow, basically smooth but variably bumpy. Round with flattened base and blunt nose surrounded by a depressed ring. Rind thin; seedy, flesh ricey, white to yellow, very sour. Used as an indicator plant for tatterleaf- citrange stunt.
Not commercially available in California.