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The sweet lime from Palestina

It is cultivated in India and in Egypt. The fruit is very juicy and practically with no pips. Its taste is not very appreciated because it is a bit too sour, with a sourness that often doesn’t even reach the 0,1%.

This species has saplings or small trees with thorny and irregular branches. The leaves, oval-elliptical with a pointed apex, are light green and have a petiole with no wings.

The flowers, white and fragrant, are single or in inflorescences. The fruit are round, middle-sized and with an umbo sometimes exposed. The peel is yellow and extremely smooth and thin. The pulp is juicy and sweetish. Compared to the other lime varieties it withstands better cold and low temperatures.

  • Category Citrus
  • Genus Citrus
  • Species x limettoides
  • Families Rutaceae
  • Habit Tree
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Flower Raceme
  • Geographical Area of Origin Eastern Asia / Far East
  • Flowering and Fruiting Period April / March
  • Form Tree
  • Colore Fiori Bianco
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Colore Frutti Giallo
  • Parfumed yes
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun / Medium shade / Half shade
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