Melanesian Papeda (Citrus macroptera)

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DESCRIPTION
Melanesian Papeda (Citrus macroptera) is a particular citrus variety.

ORIGIN

It comes from south-eastern Asia, Melanesia, but we don’t know what’s its exact story.

PLANT

-Tree features: Plant is very compact in shape, with long branches which tend to lignify quickly.
-Leaves: Leaves are one of the main caracteristics of this variety. Bilobate, big, estremely dark green , and very, very fragrant leaves.

FRUIT

-Shape: Fruit is usually round to slightly pear-shaped at the petiol. Small-medium in size.
-Flavour: It’s acid inside, but juice and skin are very fragrant. You can smell a particular limette aroma.
-Colour: Skin is usually green.
Pulp tends to be light green in colour.

SEASON OF RIPENESS

Season of ripeness: Melanesian Papeda starts to produce from September to November according to climate conditions.
It usually starts to bloom during Spring time.

HOW TO USE IT

-In the Kitchen: We’ve never tried it in the kitchen, but we think you can make something particular with it.
-Ornamental: It’s a very nice looking variety for its leaves and its particular aroma.

COLD RESISTENCE

According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -5°C.

This variety needs to be maintained like a normal Lemon.

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