Lemonade fruit

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Lemonade fruit
Lemonade fruit.jpg
GenusCitrus
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.

Origin[edit]

It was first discovered in New Zealand in the 1980s.[1] 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.[1]

Appearance[edit]

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]

Seasons and availability[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.