Lemonade fruit

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Lemonade fruit
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Hybrid parentageCitrus limon × Citrus reticulata
CultivarCitrus limon x reticulata
OriginNew Zealand

Lemonade fruit (Citrus limon x reticulata) is a citrus fruit that is a hybrid between a mandarin orange and a lemon, grown in Australia and New Zealand.


It was first discovered in New Zealand in the 1980s.[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]


Lemonade fruit is available during the winter and early spring months.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Lemonade Fruit". specialtyproduce.com. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Lemonade Lemon Hybrid/lemonade.html". University of California. Retrieved 9 July 2018.