Florentine citron

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Florentine Citron
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Species C. medica
Cultivar Florentine
Origin Florence

The citron of Florence is a very fragrant citrus fruit, which is named after its most known origin of cultivation. It's well known to be one parent of the Bizzaria chimaera.


It was first carefully described by Johann Christoph Volkamer in his Hesperides, who gave a detailed account for original citrus types, mutations and hybrids, along with illustrations.

This variety or hybrid was never reported to be used as Etrog by Jews in the Feast of Tabernacles. The most popular Italian variety, namely the Genoese citron, was very well respected and praized by Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities.[1]


  1. ^ Rabbi Daniel Tirni of Firenza, Ikrei haDath chapter 33.

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Citron varieties

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Acidic-pulp varieties:

Non-acidic varieties:

Pulpless varieties:

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