Lemonade fruit

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Lemonade fruit
Hybrid parentage common lemon (Citrus limon × mandarin tree (Citrus reticulata)
Cultivar Citrus limon x reticulata
Origin Australia in the 1980s

The lemonade fruit is a hybrid citrus fruit found in Australia and New Zealand. A cross between a navel orange and a lemon, it was first cultivated in the 1980s in Australia.[1] It grows in subtropical regions of the two countries, notably Queensland in Australia and Northland in New Zealand and can grow in the United States.[1] The fruit has a similar appearance to limes, but yellows as it ripens. The fruit is segmented, and can be eaten readily; its low-acid content gives it a sweet taste similar to the orange, but with a flavour not unlike a mild lemon.[2]

It has branches with scattered thorns, aromatic white blooms and vivid green leaves these make the tree suitable to be used as an ornamental tree in the garden.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lemonade Fruit". specialtyproduce.com. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Lemonade Tree - Citrus limon x reticulata". daleysfruit.com.au. Retrieved 1 June 2015.