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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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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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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

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Citrus Tree Bonsai

From Japanese ‘bon’ > ‘tray’ and ‘sai’ > to grow, to bring up, a bonsai is not only a miniature of natural trees, but actually a philosophy of life. To grow a bonsai you need technique, creativity and lots of patience. Bonsai tradition has ancient origins: Plinio the

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lemon growing

The growing

Different techniques of propagation (or multiplication) of the citrus plants exist: the seeding: reproduction of a vegetable organism with a seed of the same genetic species as the mother-plant; the gemmary and corona grafting: normally various techniques of graft are used in order to

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Climatic conditions

The lemon tree comes from a tropical and sub-tropical environment, that’s why it needs to grow in a warm but sufficiently wet climate, with mild winters and not so wide ranges of temperature. For the lemon tree the best temperature to

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