Arcobal is a hybrid made from the cross between a Meyer Lemon and a Double Blood Orange. It is a vigorous and thorny plant. It has abundant flowering and repeated several times just like the Meyer Lemon. Quite thick crown with short thorns, practically absent in the peripheral branches.
The leaves are medium, ovate in shape, of a very intense green color with a typical ripple in the upper part of the lamina, with a leathery appearance with an entire margin.
The peel of the fruit has streaks ranging from orange to deep red and the ripe flesh is a very attractive dark red. The flavor of the fruit is somewhat reminiscent of orange but is not very intense. The fruits are of medium size, spherical in shape and have the particular characteristic of having transversal streaks of intense red color on the peel, which alternate with areas of orange color, with a high aesthetic effect. The peel is rich in pleasantly scented essential oils.
The fruits are used for the production of juices, ice creams, sorbets, liqueurs and for ornamental purposes.
In areas where temperatures drop below freezing for a few days, covering the plant with non-woven fabric may suffice. When temperatures drop below zero for long periods, the plant should be sheltered in a cold greenhouse, under a porch or near a wall sheltered from the wind with non-woven fabric. In particularly cold regions where outside temperatures can reach and exceed - 8 ° C for long periods, it needs a heated greenhouse.