Santa Teresa lemon

Citrus limon L. Burm.f.

CRC 3894
PI 227694
VI 929


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


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."


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


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Santa Teresa lemon


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