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Citrus X limon cv Femminello Siracusano 90-170cm

Citrus X limon cv Femminello Siracusano 90-170cm

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Product Description

Citrus X limon cv Femminello Siracusano (Femminello Siracusano lemon), often simply referred to as Siracusano lemon, is a variety of lemon cultivated primarily in the region of Sicily, Italy. Here is a description of its history, characteristics, and cultivation:

History:

The Femminello Siracusano lemon has a long history dating back centuries in Sicily. It is believed to have originated in the area around Syracuse, a city located on the eastern coast of Sicily. The exact origins of this lemon variety are not entirely clear, but it has been cultivated in Sicily for generations, prized for its excellent flavor and versatility.

Characteristics:

  1. Flavor: Siracusano lemons are known for their tangy and aromatic flavor profile. They have a balanced acidity that makes them suitable for a wide range of culinary uses.

  2. Appearance: The lemons are typically medium to large in size with a bright yellow rind that is smooth and thin. The flesh is juicy and contains few seeds.

  3. Aroma: They have a strong, fragrant aroma, which is characteristic of many Mediterranean lemon varieties.

Cultivation:

Femminello Siracusano lemons thrive in the warm Mediterranean climate of Sicily. Here are some key aspects of their cultivation:

  1. Climate: They require a subtropical to Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Frost can damage the trees, so they are typically grown in regions with mild winters.

  2. Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil is essential for optimal growth. Sandy loam or loamy soil types are preferred.

  3. Watering: Regular watering is important, especially during the dry season. However, the soil should not become waterlogged, as excess moisture can lead to root rot.

  4. Pruning: Pruning is done to maintain the shape of the tree, promote air circulation, and remove dead or diseased branches. It is usually performed after the fruiting season.

  5. Fertilization: Periodic fertilization with a balanced fertilizer helps to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth and fruit production.

  6. Harvesting: Siracusano lemons are typically harvested by hand to avoid damaging the fruit. They are picked when fully ripe, which is indicated by their bright yellow color and firm texture. Harvesting usually occurs from late winter to early spring.

Femminello Siracusano lemons are highly regarded for their quality and are used in various culinary applications, including cooking, baking, and making beverages such as lemonade. They are also prized for their high vitamin C content and are used for their health benefits as well.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show fruit of adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 90-130cm

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