Famiglia: Limoni – Citrus Limon
Nome botanico in latino: C. limon “Mellarosa”
Disponibile mezzo fusto o cespuglio
Vaso di diametro 20 o 22 cm
€ 35,00 – € 50,00
Mellarosa is the “common name of a variety of lemon scented like a rose . . .” (Magalotti, cit. 1712, in Tommaseo-Bellini 1869). Risso (1818) mentions Citrus bergamia melarosa or Citrus limetta mellarosa.
The tree is small and highly productive with fairly compact growth and thick foliage. The leaves are oblong with a rounded tip and sometimes have a slightly dentate margin.
The medium-sized, fragrant flowers are white or slightly purplish and grow mainly in clusters.
The fruits are spherical and flattened at the ends; the yellow rind is thin with deep longitudinal furrows.
The juicy, seedless flesh is sour but pleasant.
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