Bitrouni lemon hybrid
Citrus limon L. Burm.f.
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from H. Chapot, Rabat, Morocco, 1959.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Introduced from Iran.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa Lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to February
Notes and observations:
H. Chapot: Large-fruited hybrid lemon, slightly rough with large calyx. Very acid, edible as substitute for the lemon. Seeds polyembryonic.
11/13/1987, EMN: Huge fruit, yellow, rough, ribbed. Foliage lemon-like but has moderately winged petiole & new growth is green, not purple. Thick rind, light amber flesh, seeds very from O to many. Flavor is sour.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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