Lo Porto lemon

Citrus limon L. Burm.f.

CRC 3090
PI 539301


Received as seed from Acireale, Sicily, Italy, 1962.


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."


Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Lo Porto lemon


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC.
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