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The sweet lime from Rome

The sweet lime from Rome, or Pursha (Citrus Lime Pursha)

It is probably a hybrid of the lime and the orange or of the lime and the myrtle-leaved orange.

The plant consists of bushes with an irregular foliage, elliptical, dark green leaves with a pointed apex; the petiole is slightly winged. The flowers, which blossom continuously from spring to autumn, are white and very fragrant.

The fruit are globular and with a depression at the poles; the peel is not sticking to the pulp, which is sweet and sour and tasty. The Citrus Lime Pursha is also appreciated as ornamental plant.

  • Category Citrus
  • Families Rutaceae
  • Genus Citrus
  • Species pursha
  • Geographical Area of Origin South-East Asia
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Habit Shrub
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Flowering Period March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October
  • 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 Espalier / Pyramid / Tree
  • Colore Frutti Giallo
  • Parfumed yes
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