Botanical name: Citrus limetta
Common name: Pursha
General features: The pursha is a citrus fruit of still uncertain botanical origin; it may be a hybrid between lime and orange or between myrtle-leaved orange and lime. It is a plant of medium vigour, with a rounded habit and upright growth. Its flowers are white, fragrant and arranged singly or in clusters. It produces globular fruits from spring to autumn, depressed at the poles and of medium size, with a wrinkled, fairly thin, yellow skin.
Curiosity: Also known by the names Roman lime, limoncella or Spanish lime, it was already present in Medici gardens in the 17th century.
Ornamental virtues: Thanks to its small size, the pursha is perfect for growing in pots, especially if there is not much space available, such as in balconies, small gardens or terraces. It is also very interesting from an ornamental point of view due to the presence of both flowers and fruits on the plant in different stages of ripening.