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The lemon "Cerza"

The lemon 'Cerza' owes its name to the small hamlet Sicilian where it was discovered in 1987. This variety  is very productive. It forms an erect tree with deep green foliage. Its branches are devoid of thorns and the young shoots, as well as the flowers, are delicately tinged with purple. The beautiful oval fruits, bright yellow when ripe, are medium in size and can be picked from late November. Their juicy flesh is very acidic and does not contain seeds. Suffering from the cold beyond -4 ° C, its open-air cultivation is reserved for regions with a mild climate; elsewhere, it is best grown in a large, winterized, frost-free container in a greenhouse or conservatory.

  • Category Citrus
  • Families Rutaceae
  • Genus Citrus
  • Species limon "Cerza"
  • Geographical Area of Origin Mediterranean Europe
  • Climatic Zones Mediterranean: South and islands, hills. USDA 10 a
  • Habit Tree
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Flowering Period March / April
  • Flower Raceme
  • Colore Fiori Bianco
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Medium shade / Half shade / Full light / Full sun
  • Form Tree
  • Colore Frutti Giallo
  • Fruiting Period January / February / March / November / December
  • Parfumed yes
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