Italian Sorrento Lemons
Inventory, 25 lbs : 1.00
This item was last sold on : 02/18/17
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The Sorrento lemon has a lemondrop yellow, highly fragrant, medium-thick peel. Its ovate in shape with tapered ends. The pulp is translucent yellow in color and yields a large quantity of semi acidic juice. Though the flesh is very low in seeds and often seedless, the lemon cannot be sold as a seedless variety. The Sorrento lemon is used for it's flesh's juice and its fragrant peel.
Sorrento lemons are harvested year-round with a peak season from spring to late fall.
The Sorrento lemon, Limone di Sorrento, Ovale di Sorrento, Massese or Massalubrense lemon, is a highly regarded lemon variety whose popularity outside of the United States rivals that of the Eureka. At the turn of the twentieth century Sorrento lemons were sold individually and could only be handled by women who had to have trimmed nails and wear cotton gloves to handle them.
The Sorrento lemon is one of the richest lemons in ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).
Simple syrup, lemonade, liqueurs, desserts, acid component to savory dishes and salads.
In Italy the Sorrento lemon is the lemon used in the making of the Italian liqueur, Limoncello; 60% of the lemons cultivated are reserved for Limoncello. It is also the most widely used lemon for fresh consumption in Italy.
The Sorrento got its namesake from the town, Sorrento, a small town in Campania, southern Italy where it was cultivated from an earlier variety, the Femminello Ovale. In November of 2000 the lemons of Sorrento earned their own IGP recognition (Protected Geographical Indication), similar to the prestigious AOC designation for cheeses. This lemon grows particularly well on steep and sloped terraces, perfectly suited to the terrain of Rancho del Sol, in Jamul, California where the greatest number of organic Sorrento lemon trees can be found growing outside of Italy. Sorrento lemon groves help the environment by preserving the stability of the soil.
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