Yemen (Temoni) citron

Citrus medica L.

CRC 2847
PI 105957


Received as budwood from the Bureau of Plant Introduction, 1934.


Donated by S.H. Holzman, Rehovot, Central, Israel.

Rootstocks of accession

Yuma Ponderosa lemon

Season of ripeness at Riverside

November to January

Notes and observations

3/16/1989, EMN: This variety is used for religious purposes; the fruit is sweet and has a pleasant flavor. Medium size on average, size varies from small to large. Shape irrigular, most fruits elongate, many with pointy nose. Yellow rind, matures late. Rind rough; fluted, especially at apes. Rind very thick; strips of rind albedo connect around seeds to solid central core; no juice vesicles. Seedy. Flavor of albedo is sweet but very mild--almost flavorless. This could be described as a "dry" citron.

12/5/2006, DK & TS: Most notably, has many seeds but no juice vesicles in the segments, which are separated by strips of albedo. Rind thick, sweet.


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Yemen citron



Yemen (Temoni) citron 1
Yemen (Temoni) citron 2
Yemen (Temoni) citron CVC 12
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 12/5/2006
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