- Perfect lemon taste
- Prized for cooking and juicing
- Great in containers
Si signore! (Yes sir!) This is the lemon you’ve been looking for. Femminello Santa Teresa Lemon, Citrus limon ‘Femminello Santa Teresa’, has the most classic lemon taste you’ll find in a citrus fruit. It’s the exact fruit that the Italians have been using to make their world famous limoncello drinks for ages. No other lemon works as well.
There are many great things about the Italian Lemon, besides the taste. For starters, it has a low seed count. Less seeds means it’s easier to cook with or to squeeze over your food or to put into your tea. Less seeds equals less trouble. It also has a high juice content – one of the highest juice contents of any lemon. This means that it is great to squeeze into a juice or lemonade.
Believe it or not, though, it isn’t the juice that makes this lemon so revered…it’s the rind. The lemon zest of the Italian Lemon is the real prize. The rind is high in lemon oil, which is the essential ingredient in so much Italian cooking and, yes, those world-famous limoncellos.
When you’re ready to go ‘old world’ in the kitchen, order one of these great trees from us! We deliver healthy three-year old trees that have great branching and sturdy roots to get you off to the best start possible.
Great in containers in a sunny window, too!