Citrus fruits are products of fundamental importance for daily needs, for the fact that they contain various properties useful for psycho-physical well-being.
According to historical sources, they come from the East and over the centuries, by means of numerous migrations, they are given in our land where the plant has assumed that they give unique fruits to the world.
In fact, the singular characteristics of the soil that is part of the Piana di Catania and the temperature variations caused by the presence of mother Etna, combined with the genotype, give our oranges a particular red pigmentation and a unique flavor.
This variety of lemons ripens from October to November and has a generally oval shape, a yellow color and a more or less thick skin.
It contains several beneficial properties for the body, namely: lithic acid, mineral salts, trace elements and vitamin C. In addition, it is considered a disinfectant and a digestive. If the climatic conditions are good, lemon trees can produce all year round.
It has a ripening period that goes from the end of February to April.
The shape of the mandarin is oblate, peel and pulp are orange in color and, generally, it is a seedless citrus fruit with high juiciness.
The fruit is very similar to mandarin, it is, in fact, a triploid hybrid citrus fruit originating from the cross between the Fortune mandarin and the avana mandarin (citrus reticulata). It has a high sugar content and a fresh taste that tends to be acidic.
It has a ripening period that goes from March to April.
The shape of the mandarin is oblate while the skin and pulp are of an intense orange color with high juiciness. The flavor of the fruit is intermediate to the flavor of the Clementine and Tarocco parents. It is absolutely seedless and has a fair pigmentation inside due to the presence of anthocyanins.
These oranges have an ovoid shape with a faded color on one side. There are no seeds in the pulp and the color is intense red. It is the most pigmented orange with a very particular flavor, the ripening of this variety takes place at the beginning of December and the fruits are kept on the plant until February.
The Tarocco is the most common variant of red oranges and its ripening period is from December to April. The peel, easy to remove, and the segments are orange in color with red hues that vary according to the ripening and harvesting period. This variety is loved for its flavor, which is given by the ratio between brix degrees and acidity, giving the palate a sweet and at the same time acidulous flavor.
This is another variety of Tarocco with ripening from the end of December to the end of February. Tarocco Lemspo has a spheroidal shape and is characterized by an intense red color both in the skin and in the pulp, which has a medium juiciness.
It is considered a very interesting clone due to the intense anthocyanin pigmentation of the skin and pulp.