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|Hybrid parentage||Citrus limon × Citrus reticulata|
|Cultivar||Citrus limon x reticulata|
It was first discovered in New Zealand in the 1980s. It is grown in subtropical region of the Australia and New Zealand, notably Queensland in Australia and Northland in New Zealand. It is now cultivated in the Central Valley of California and Florida in the United States.
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.
Seasons and availability
Lemonade fruit is available during the winter and early spring months.