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The "Femminello White Blossom" lemon

This is probably a vegetative mutation of the Femminello Comune variety, known since ancient times and still widely grown in Sicily today.

This particularly productive cultivar differs from the others in both the colour of its flowers, which are white, and its young shoots, which are an attractive pale green, like those of the orange, rather than the typical purplish colour.

The tree is fairly vigorous, with elliptic leaves with a slightly rounded tip, and sometimes thorns on the branches. The medium-sized fruit is elliptic with a rounded base and thick, pale yellow rind. The leaves tend to drop if the temperature falls close to freezing point.

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