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What’s in Season? November Special

November is the planting month for garlic, chicory, onions, fava beans, beans, lettuce, and peas, and the harvesting month for fennel, chard, cauliflower, cabbage, leeks, arugula, and pumpkin.

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Kumquat

The botanical name of Kumquat is Fortunella japonica or Fortunella margarita. This fruit is a miniature, egg-shaped, elongated orange of Asian origin. It has never been found in the wild, and is assumed to have been created in China, although

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International cultivar

Eureka (U.S.A.) It is the most common variety in America and it exists also in Spain. This variety, appreciated for the fruit, juicy and with no pips, has a disadvantage: it doesn’t tolerate low temperatures well. Lisbon (U.S.A. Florida) This

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National cultivars

There is a huge variety of Italian lemon cultivars: the Femminello comune, some of its clonal selections (Femminello comune apireno, Femminello incappucciato, Femminello siracusano, Femminello a Zagara bianca) and Interdonato (local cultivar). Femminello comune (or oval Femminello or ‘Ruvittaru’) That’s

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The lime

Scientific classification The Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) is a citrus fruit of the family of the Rutaceae. It comes from Asia (Malaysia and India) and it is considered a natural hybrid of the Citrus medica (citron) with another species. Differently from the other citrus

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Fruits

As juicy as… a lemon The lemon is ovoidal and oblong-shaped, with an umbo at the top, the peel is light yellow, the pulp is yellowish and very sour and is divided in eight/ten segments. There are also varieties of

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The plant

Scientific classification Citrus limun, family of the Rutaceae, subfamily of the Aurantiodeae, group of the Citrae, subgroup of the Citrinae, order of the Sapindales, class of the dicotyledons, division angiosperms. This plant comes from South-East Asia; the Arabs introduced it in

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Physiology of the lemon

The eatable pulp (endocarp) is contained in a peel (epicarp or exocarp) which is quite thick and not eatable in the strict sense (because it doesn’t have a good taste, except in the kumquat). The epicarp (peel) consists of an

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Lemon Flowers

The lemon blossoms can be single or in pairs and the petals, when the buds are young, are whitish internally and violet externally. The lemon is a remontant species: in a mild climate it reproduces all the year round, even