Types and varieties of Lemon
There are many varieties of lemons and often the differences between lemons of the same variety are greater than the differences between two different varieties.
The most important varieties grown in Argentina are Eureka and Lisbon.
The most important varieties are Eureka and Lisbon whose surface distribution in Argentina, is approximately 90%, with the rest corresponding to other varieties like Meyer.
The Eureka variety is also cultivated outside the Mediterranean area, mainly in California, Australia, South Africa and Israel. The variety Lisbon is of Australian origin, grown in large areas of the Arizona desert.
Other varieties are ‘Primofiori’, ‘Interdonato’, ‘Femminello’ which includes different lemons that make up most of the production of lemons from Italy, ‘Genoa’, ‘Italian’, ‘Lapithkiotiki’, and ‘Meyer’.
Description of some varieties of lemon:
The fruit is spherical or oval, with a short nipple, smooth and thin bark. The pulp is juicy with a high content of juice and few seeds. The tree is vigorous, productive and has thorns.
It is a medium-sized or large fruit, with a pronounced nipple and a well-developed neck. The bark is thick, rough and irregular, but the pulp is tender and its juice has an adequate acidity, although it is less abundant than in other varieties.
The fruit has a bark of medium or thin thickness, normally smooth, although it presents some roughness especially if it is grown in Mediterranean climates. This lemon contains very few seeds and its juice has a high level of acidity.
The fruit is very similar to that of the Eureka variety, although it has a less pronounced nipple and the texture of the bark is rougher. The levels of juice and its acidity are similar to those of the Eureka.
It is a fruit that has more seeds than the Eureka variety. Although it is a more vigorous tree than the latter when they are adults it is very difficult to differentiate both varieties.
Fruit of rounded or oval shape, with a short nipple, smooth and fine rind and juicy pulp with few seeds.
The fruit is large, elongated and smooth, although poor in juice. Its skin is thin, and the pulp is divided into 6-7 segments with few seeds.
This variety includes different selections of medium-sized lemons, fairly thick crust and lower juice content than other varieties, but more acidic. The amount of existing seeds depends on the harvest.
It is a variety grown in South America. The fruit is smooth bark, juicy and acid pulp.
It is the most important lemon variety on the north coast of Cyprus. The fruit has a thin skin and a very juicy pulp with few seeds.
It is a hybrid of lemon, orange and mandarin. It is a very similar fruit to the orange, of big size and rounded shape, with a small nipple. The bark is yellowish orange, smooth, soft and thin lacks the characteristic aroma of lemon. The flesh is dark yellow, very juicy and tender with about 10 seeds inside.
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