Citrus limettioides Tan.
Received as budwood from Mexico, via Raul Gonzales of Lindcove Research and Extension Center, 2000.
Parents unknown. From Valley of the Yaquis, Sonora, Mexico.
Rootstocks of accession
Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside
Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations
C. limettiodes, is a newly-selected lime originating in Mexico where similar fruits are referred to as “lima dolce.” The mature tree is medium-large with a spreading habit. The flowers are pure white and the new leaves are bright green. The fruits are small, round to slightly oval with a smooth pale green to greenish-yellow rind at maturity. The flesh is pale yellow, tender and juicy, and has a few seeds. The flavor is insipid due to the lack of acidity in the fruit, but is appealing to some.