Numerous types of lemons are cultivated worldwide. Although their sour taste is the same, one variety of lemon may differ from another regarding appearance, flesh, and acidic state.
Here you can learn about 20 lemon varieties which are originated from different countries around the world.
types of lemons
1. Avalon Lemons
Avalon or Avon lemon is originated from Florida. It bears some similar traits like other varieties of lemon, especially Lisbon and Eureka. You can easily spot Avalon produce in the supermarket as concentrate juice.
2. Baboon Lemons
Baboon is a native lemon variety of Brazil. This fruit has bright yellow skin and sour taste that resembles the taste of lime.
Both the rind and the pulps of Baboon lemon can be used as an ingredient to make various types of sauce, including pasta and barbeque sauce.
3. Bearss Lemons
Bearss is originated from Italy. However, because its actual variety is no longer exist, this lemon is transferred and cultivated in Florida. In addition to its juicy pulps, bearrs lemon is processed for its rind that is rich in lemon oil.
4. Buddha’s Hand Lemons
This lemon variety is indigenous to Himalayan lower regions. It is also known as Finger Citron in several Asian countries.
Buddha’s Hand is particularly used for temple offering. It also symbolizes happiness and good fortune in Chinese culture.
5. Bush Lemons
Bush lemon comes from the subtropical areas of Australia. This variety is also called rough lemon because of its thick and hard skin.
While its concentrate for juice is low, bush lemon flesh has a stronger taste that can be a good addition to various savory dishes.
6. Citron Lemons
Originated from India and Himalayas, citron is the main variety of Buddha’s Hand and some other lemon types, such as Corsican, Greek Citron, and Yemenite Citron.
This variety is considered a large lemon since its weight can reach up to 8-10 pounds.
7. Dorshapo Lemons
Dorshapo is a Brazilian lemon cultivar that was developed in 1914. The word “dorshapo” actually derives from the names of three plant explorers who developed this variety: Dorsett, Shamel, and Popenoe. Dorshapo taste is less acidic than some other types of lemons.
8. Eureka Lemons
Eureka is a sweet variety of lemon that bears all year round from a thorn-less tree. It is one of the American lemons that now spread widely in other continents.
In 1858, the initial variety of Eureka lemon was cultivated in Los Angeles, California. Later, in 1877, a horticulturist named Thomas Garey also propagated this variety.
9. Femminello Lemons
Belongs to the medium-size lemon type, Femminello is one of the oldest lemon cultivars in Italy.
This variety is largely grown in the country and makes up almost three-quarters of Italy’s lemon production per year. Femminello has thick skin and more acidic taste.
10. Fino Citron Lemons
This variety is less popular to grow because it is born on a tree that has large thorns. In spite of it, the pulps of fino citron produce juice with good quality. Fino is classified into the small lemon type that has a high acidic state.