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Egyptian lime

Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle

 

CRC 2883

PI 185427

 

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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC, 11/03/2009. Photo rights.

 

Source: Received as seed from Dr. Y.Carmon, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1949.

 

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown

 

Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to December

 

Notes and observations:

EMN, 11/9/1987: Fruit similar to Mexican lime but larger, seedier, darker seed coat when cut.

 

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Egyptian lime

 

 

 

 

 



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