There are many varieties of lemons grown worldwide. Often the physical differences between lemons of the same variety are greater than the differences between two different varieties, curiosities of nature.
There are numerous varieties of lemons that although variations of features among them there are no differences between the same fruits as those between the different varieties of oranges and tangerines, for example appreciate. As mentioned, it is often impossible to distinguish one variety from another since the variation that can exist between the fruits of one tree is as large as that may occur between fruits of different varieties.
We list the different varieties of lemon grown in different citrus growing areas of the world:
– Meyer: is a hybrid of lemon, orange and mandarin. Its big and rounded fruit, with a small nipple, much like orange. The bark is yellowish-orange color, smooth, soft, thin and lacks the characteristic aroma of lemon. The flesh is deep yellow, very juicy and tender. It has enough seeds. It is of Chinese origin but gets its name from the person who first imported to USA: Frank Meyer.
– Eureka: the fruit has a smooth bark medium or thin thickness, although it has some roughness especially if grown in Mediterranean climates. This seed contains few lemon and juice has a high level of acidity. This variety was selected from a population in California from germination lemon, lemon beans imported from Italy.
– Lisbon: the fruit is very similar to the eureka variety, but has a less pronounced nipple and bark texture is rougher. Levels of juice and its acidity themselves are similar to those of eureka. It is believed that this strain of American origin has its antecedent in the gallego portuguese variety, hence its name.
– Femminello: this range encompasses lemons different selections of medium size, relatively thick crust and juice content lower than other varieties, though more acid. The quantity of seeds is not uniform and this will depend on the crop. The femminello variety represents the bulk of Italian production.
– Interdonato: This variety has a large, elongated and smooth but poor in fruit juice. His skin is thin and the pulp is divided into 6-7 segments with very few seeds, almost nonexistent. Nizza (Sicily) is the birthplace of the Italian variety.
– Kütdiken: is the variety that is grown in greater quantities in Turkey, along with the Interdonato lemon variety. It has similar features to Femminello and eureka lemons, which is why it is believed that its origin is Italian.
– Verna: It is a result of rather large size. Its major physical features are its pronounced nipple and well developed neck. The bark is thick, rough and irregular but the flesh is tender and juice has adequate acidity. This variety is the most widespread in the Spanish countryside.
– Fine: also known as Primofiori. It is a spherical or oval fruit with a short, smooth, thin crust nipple. The flesh is juicy with high juice content and very few seeds. The tree has thorns. This Spanish variety coming from a seed germination lemon common Vega del Segura River.
Source: FruiTrop Focus