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"Monachello" lemon

Originally from Sicily (Catania and Messina), this cultivar is the second-most widely grown in Italy. In recent years it has become increasingly popular with citrus growers due to its high resistance to mal secco disease.

The plant is remontant, slow growing, and compact. It has a spreading growth habit, and numerous pendulous branches with short internodes, resulting in a very thick canopy. The lemons are not very evenly distributed on the tree and are less acidic than the Femminello Comune variety.

  • Category Citrus
  • Families Rutaceae
  • Genus Citrus
  • Species limon "Monachello"
  • Geographical Area of Origin Mediterranean Europe
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Habit Tree
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Flowering Period March / April / May
  • Flower Simple flower
  • Colore Fiori Bianco
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun
  • Form Fitocella / Tree
  • Colore Frutti Giallo
  • Parfumed yes
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