Citrus limon L. Burm.f.
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 4/8/2011, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, Calif., 1965.
Parentage/origins: Unknown Spanish origin.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon.
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
Primofiori is listed as a synonym for Mesero lemon which is therein described. 12/2/87- Fruit examined- a market type lemon- large fruit this season.--EMN. 10/88- Re initial note on reverse: Primofiore is not the same as Primofiori (Mesero), so sayeth the Citrus Industry on pp 565. Which do we have?--EMN
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit spherical to oval; nipple comparatively small and sharp-pointed; moderately seedy. Paler in color than Berna and rind smoother and thinner. Also higher in juice and acid content. Crop comes mainly in winter.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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