Villafranca lemon (CRC 280)
Citrus limon L. Burm.f.
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 4/8/2011, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Dr. Fawcett's #128, Florida collection, 1914.
Parentage/origins: Said to be of Sicilian origin.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon.
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Fruit indistinguishable from Eureka, but seasonal distribution of crop more like Lisbon, mainly in winter.
Notes and observations:
Probably the most typical Villafranca in the collection--WPB 1/81.
12/04/1987, EMN: Fruit examined-is a market type lemon.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit indistinguishable from Eureka, but seasonal distribution of crop more like Lisbon, mainly in winter.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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