The lemon is a member of the Rutaceae family, genus Citrus. It was imported from China in the 12th century and is now cultivated worldwide.
The fruit is medium to large in size and about 120 grams in weight. It is elliptical or oblong in shape with a small neck at the base and a thin nipple at the apex. It has few or no seeds. The peel is medium-thick. It is rich in juice which is very sour; the flesh is yellowish-green.

Outstanding curative properties have been attributed to it: it is beneficial to blood circulation (blood pressure reduction), it helps digestion, it has astringent and bleaching properties, and due to its high vitamin C content, it helps to prevent colds and to strengthen our immune system.

It has a good preventive effect on certain types of cancer. It lowers cholesterol levels, it is astringent, and has an anti-viral and anti-bacterial effect. It is effective in weight-loss diets.

VARIETIES

  • Lisbon Lemon:
    The fruit is of good size and round-shaped. The peel is medium-thick to thin and soft in texture. High-quality flesh, with a high juice and acidity content. It has seeds. Harvest time: from week 17 to week 32.

  • Criollo Lemon:
    The fruit is of good size and round-shaped, with a small nipple and without a neck (or a very small neck). The peel is medium-thick and medium-grained. Good-quality flesh, with a high juice content, good acidity, and seeds. Harvest time: from week 17 to week 32. 




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