Botanical name: Citrus limon "foliis variegatis”
Common name: variegated lemon
General features: The variegated lemon is a medium-strong, sometimes thorny tree with an upright habit. The new purple-red shoots and buds flower in spring and autumn, the leaves are elliptical with a non-winged petiole. The fruits are medium-sized, pointed with yellow and green veins.
Curiosity: The variegated lemon, mainly known for its ornamental qualities, is suitable for fresh consumption and its peel can be used for the preparation of candied fruit, syrups and for the extraction of essential oils.
Ornamental virtues: It is a particularly ornamental plant due to the yellow-green variegation of its leaves and fruit which differentiates it from the common lemon.