Vaniglia Acidless lemon

Citrus limon L. Burm.f. 

CRC 4251


Received as budwood, Tintori Gardens, Toscana, Italy, 2009.


Parents unknown.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, Yuma Ponderosa lemon

Season of ripeness at Riverside

Unknown at this time.

Notes and observations

RRK 9/2/2010: "According to David Karp (see Source History): "This appears to be a true botanical lemon, C limon, that is acidless -- one of several such mutations known in the literature and from germplasm collections."

Source Reise Ostindien 250. 1765 "limonia"- "Osbeck's Dagb. Ostind. resa (1757) provided a Latin description but no name for the taxon that was identified as "Citrus limonia" in the 1765 German translation (Resie Ostindien). In the preface of the German translation, Osbeck stated that he had used Linnaeus' names from Sp. pl., where "Malus Limonia acida" appeared as a synonym of C. medica var. limon L. Although Osbeck makes no reference to the Linnaean basionym, nor did he adopt the spelling of the Linnaean epithet, it is clear that he was following Linnaeus, and therefore it is possible to apply Shenzhen ICN 41.4 and Art. 60.1."

1/2021:  Observed to be a true, acidless botanical lemon as described. 



Not commercially available in California. 


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Vaniglia Acidless lemon

Vaniglia acidless on Carrizo citrange rootstock.
Vaniglia acidless on Carrizo citrange rootstock.
Photos by David Karp, Toni Siebert Wooldridge, & Karene Trunnelle
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