Oct 18, 2009, 7:06 PM
Post #4 of 5
I have seen a citrus tree here in Mazatlán that had fruit about the size of a navel orange, very rough, green skin about as thick (or even slightly thicker) than a grapefruit. The fruit looks nothing at all like a lemon, but the inside is yellow and is absolutely a lemon. Right flavor, right smell, right amount of juice, just perfect. The only thing you could definitly not use it for would be a recipe that called for the finely grated skin of a lemon (senior moment, can't remember what that's called).
I have absolutely no idea about the name of the tree, either common or latin, so that's not much help. Lots and lots of fruit twice a year though. So much that the branches have to be propped up. The tree I saw wasn't propped up one season and the weight of the fruit split the trunk causing the tree to eventually die. I haven't seen another recently.