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Chinesische Zedrat-Zitrone (Citrus medica 'Aurantiata') in der Ausstellung der 12. Wiener Zitrustage in der Orangerie Schönbrunn, 2012. Gleichzeitiger Frucht- und Blütenstand.

A bit confusingly, a lemon in French is a citron but a citron is a cédrat, the first citrus fruit to be cultivated in Europe in the 4th century BC.

Grown on Cap Corse since the 19th century, Corsica now produces a third of the world’s crop. Each thick-skinned citron can weigh up to 4kg. Many go into making cédratine liqueur (Cap Mattei makes a famous version) and candied cédrat confits.

"A Buddha's Hand fruit in all its glory."

The fingery one, a Buddha’s hand fruit is called the main de bouddha in French.


Fruit and nuts

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Johann Werfring, Wrong Side