Citrus limon L. Burm.f.
Received as budwood from Spain, 1987.
Rootstocks of accession
Season of ripeness at Riverside
Crop comes mainly in winter.
Notes and observations
Imported directly into D.J. Gumpf lab and shoot tip grafted. This was imported primarily at the request of Nick Sakovich, farm advisor in Ventura County.
4/12/1988, EMN: A Fino lemon is given as a synonym for Mesero in TCI, Vol. I, pp 565. Is this the same thing or something else?
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967)
"Fruit spherical to oval; nipple comparatively small and sharp-pointed; moderately seedy. Paler in color than Berna and rind smoother and thinner. Also higher in juice and acid content. Crop comes mainly in winter.
Tree exceptionally vigorous, attaining large size, very thorny, and highly productive. Foliage density and leaf size greater than Berna.
This variety, of unknown Spanish origin, is said to be preferred by processors, but is much less extensively grown than Berna. It should not be confused with the Primofiore of Italy which refers to fruit produced from the first or spring bloom."