Botanical name: Citrus Limon
Common name: Femminello Carrubaro
General features: The carrubaro lemon is an almost continuously flowering, very vigorous and productive plant. It has elliptical, sharp-edged, deep green leaves and purple-coloured buds, arranged in groups and singly. The fruits, deep yellow when ripe, are smaller in size and have a thinner skin than other citrus fruits of the same family.
Curiosity: The name 'carrubaro' comes from the carob tree, to which this cultivar resembles due to the characteristic production of flowers and fruit arranged in clusters and the distinctly purplish colouring of the young buds.
Ornamental virtues: The appearance of this plant is very pleasing and lends itself well to gardens and vegetable gardens. The carrubaro lemon is also highly valued for the intense colour of its leaves, which are darker green than other citrus fruits, and for the beauty of its flowers.