This cultivar is mentioned by Riccobono in a monograph dated 1899, which describes all the citrus species and varieties grown in the Botanical Gardens of Palermo at the time. It is a vigorous, thorny plant with assurgent growth and an irregular canopy. The medium-sized leaves are elliptic-oblong with a rounded tip. The remontant and very productive plant flowers mainly in spring and autumn; the large white flowers are fragrant and grow in clusters. The oblong or pear-shaped fruit is very large and furrowed, with extremely thick yellow rind.