Ovale di Sorrento Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f. Citroník
di Massalubrense, di Sorrento, Massalubrense, Sorrento
This is a variety of unknown origin that was obtained in Italy. It is a vigorous tree with large crown and almost no spikes on the branches. New shoots are green; flowers are white and 'Ovale di Sorrento' is very susceptible to mal-secco. Its main advantage is in high resistance to wind. The fruit is large (130-160g) and egg-shaped with distinctive nipples. The pulp itself is yellow, grainy and not very soft, yet it is quite juicy and extremely acidic (over 6% of acids). Furthermore it is divided into 9 segments with very soft membranes and little or no seeds. It ripens in October.