:?: What is the name of the sweet lemon? [strangely there is] The one I am thinking of has a thick loose skin and isn't as tart as the normal lemon. Has a nipple thing on the end opposite the stem. I live in SE Qld, Aust, frost free.
Any suggestions appreciated.
I typed 'sweet lemon' in Yahoo search and came up with the following:
Sweet Lemon (C. limetta Risso)–a general name for certain non-acid lemons or limettas, favored in the Mediterranean region, In India, they are grown in the Nilgiris, Malabar and other areas. The fruits are usually insipid, occasionally subacid or acid. The seeds are white within and the tree is large, resembling that of the orange. One cultivar, called 'Dorshapo' after the plant explorers, Dorsett, Shamel and Popenoe, who introduced it from Brazil in 1914, resembles the 'Eureka' in most respects except for the lack of acidity. Another, called 'Millsweet', apparently was introduced into California from Mexico and planted in a mission garden. It was reproduced at the old University of California Experiment Station at Pomona. Neither is of any commercial value.
Sincerely, Janie :)
How about the meyer lemon? That is supposed to be sweet and has the nipple thing on the end.