Not A Big, Ugly Lemon

In Sicily between Christmas and the end of April, the landscape is in bloom with fragrant, juicy citrus fruits such as this one. No, this is not a big, crazy looking lemon; it’s a citron. Still a citrus fruit, it has a character all its own. It is cultivated for its thick, white, fragrant inner rind that makes an out-of-this-world marmalade. 

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  1. Mmmm… I’d like to make the marmalade!!

    1. In the US, Gustiamo sells it. I finished mine, and need to buy more!

      1. Envious! 🙂

  2. The shape is that of an avocado! I’ve never seen a citron before this photo! <3

    1. I hadn’t seen one until a few years ago. They are so ugly, but so good! Just don’t eat the inside raw (way too sour and bitter!) … Only the white part.

  3. Didn’t realize they couldn’t be eaten raw! Well, that would make good marmalade!!! 🙂

    1. Well, the white part can be, but the middle… Needs a lot of sugar to taste good!

  4. James Whelan says:

    It looks like mostly rind !

    1. Allison Scola says:

      Yes, it is. And that’s the part that you eat. Sort of like an apple.

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