Citrus limetta Risso
Received as budwood from Tom Spellman, La Verne Nursery, Pomona, California, 1994.
Original tree was over 100 years old growing in North Pomona, California.
Rootstocks of accession
Yuma ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside
Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations
RRK: Budwood collected by La Verne Nursery manager Tom Spellman for propagation at La Verne Nursery, Inc. Given to CCPP in 1994. Tom Spellman's description: vigorous tree; similar to Eureka lemon; fruit rounded with a small nipple; smaller than normal Eureka;good fruit quality with flavor that is sweet and low in acid; juicy, easy to peel; few to no seeds when grown in isolation; not excessively thorny; very hardy (survived 1990 freeze of several hours at 16 degrees).
12/13/2007, TS: Observation made during Lindcove walk thru; the fruit was acidless and had a fragrant rind, almost bergamot-like.