Famiglia: Cedri – Citrus Medica
Nome botanico in latino: C. medica “Corsican”
Disponibile mezzo fusto o cespuglio
Vaso di diametro 20 o 22 cm
€ 35,00 – € 50,00
The Corsican citron (alimea in Corsican) was widely grown from the end of the 19th century, mainly on the terraces of Cap Corse protected by wind-break hedges to avoid the fruit being damaged by thorns or branches. The production of citrons, at the time among the most important in the world, was mainly destined for the processing industry in Italy and northern Europe. A very pleasant liqueur known as Cedratine was a local speciality and was considered the quintessential Corsican spirit, although it actually originated in Tunisia. Produced by monks during the Punic and Roman periods, it is made from alcohol, sugar, citron, and natural plant extracts.
The thorny plant is small and open with an irregular shape.
The leaves are medium-large and oblong. The new shoots are green and the buds, which grown mainly in clusters, lack the distinctive purplish colour common in acidic citrons.
The yellow fruit are large (up to 25 cm long) and ellipsoid with thick, wrinkled rind.
The rind is rarely consumed fresh but is used in baking, and citron essence is highly sought after in perfumery.
The light green or yellow flesh is sweet with almost no juice.
Click on the different category headings to find out more. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer.
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.
We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. You can check these in your browser security settings.
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience.
If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here:
We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.
Google Webfont Settings:
Google Map Settings:
Google reCaptcha Settings:
Vimeo and Youtube video embeds:
The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: