Pomona sweet lemon
Citrus limetta Risso
Photos by Toni Siebert, 12/13/2007, Lindcove, Ca. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Tom Spellman, La Verne Nursery, Pomona, California, 1994.
Parentage/origins: Original tree was over 100 years old growing in North Pomona, California.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
RRK: Budwood collected by La Verne Nursery manager Tom Spellman for propagation at La Verne Nursery, Inc. Given to CCPP in 1994. Tom Spellman's description: vigorous tree; similar to Eureka lemon; fruit rounded with a small nipple; smaller than normal Eureka;good fruit quality with flavor that is sweet and low in acid; juicy, easy to peel; few to no seeds when grown in isolation; not excessively thorny; very hardy (survived 1990 freeze of several hours at 16 degrees).
12/13/2007, TS: Observation made during Lindcove walk thru; the fruit was acidless and had a fragrant rind, almost bergamot-like.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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