Mak nao San Citron (Citrus aurantifolia) is a particular Citrus coming from Asia.
It’s highly grown in South east asian countries for its traditional and culinary value.
-Tree features: Plants are so similar to Citrons in growth. You can see those big branches growing long, lignifying quickly.
thorns can be found.
-Leaves: Leaves are quite big and lanceolate in shape, dark-green in colour.
–Shape: Fruit is like a “small, oval in shape Citron”.
-Taste: It tastes really good! White skin (albedo) is so sweet and fleshy. Yellow skin is aromatic.
Pulp is not so juicy, seedy and fleshy.
-Colour: Bright yellow to light yellow depending on the harvesting time.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
It starts to ripen from November to February. However it can be reflowering (it’s similar to a 4 season variety)
It usually blooms during Spring, but flowers can be found during other seasons of the year.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: Mak Nao San Citron can be highly used in the kitchen. Cut it in 10 pieces, add salt, olive oil, capers and a little bit of thyme, and you’ll make a delicious citron salad!
You can also use the yellow part to zest it, or make a great limoncello.
-Ornamental: It’s a beautiful reflowering and “generous” variety.
According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -4°C.
This variety needs to be grown like a normal Lemon.