Italian pink fleshed lemon

Citrus limon L. Burm.f.

CRC 2899
PI 133875
VI 992


Received as budwood from another tree growing at the CRC, Riverside, Ca.


Reported to have originally come from New Zealand at an unknown time.

Rootstocks of accession

Yuma Ponderosa lemon

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Unknown at this time.

Notes and observations

1/14/1988, EMN: Slight to pronounced pink flesh color. No foliage variegation at all.

TJSW, 2020: This selection is known to have reversions back to yellow fleshed fruit. With the Variegated Pink Flesh Eureka selection, this situation is easy to detect because the reverted branches will lose variegation as well. With this Italian Pink selection you are unable to see if the fruit is from a reverted branch until the fruit is cut open which is problematic. 


Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection ProgramClick here to order budwood.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Italian pink fleshed lemon



Italian pink fleshed lemon fruit
Italian pink fleshed lemon sliced open
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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