Citrus?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by idr, May 3, 2004.

  1. idr

    idr Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Israel
    I just found this fruit in my friend fruit bowl. can anybody define it and give such details as possible.
    The fruit is about 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter, with a very rough skin about 1/2" (15 mm) deep.
    Is it edible, or does it serve as decoration only? What is its name and how does it grow?
    Please advise. Thanks
     

    Attached Files:

  2. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    San Joaquin Valley, California
    Citrus medica 'Etrog'

    I know UCR - University of California Riverside is
    growing this particular tree. I first learned of
    it years ago from the Lindcove Field Station. I
    finally found a digital pic and it's from an old
    friend (Dillon).

    http://www.fourwindsgrowers.com/varieties/etrog/

    Just in case the photo does not come up. You
    can get to it from this URL.

    http://www.fourwindsgrowers.com/variety_list.html#7

    Below are some URL's that may be helpful for you
    if you did not already have some knowledge of the
    information.

    http://www.hanefesh.com/edu/Holidays/Sukkot.htm

    www.infoplease.com/ce5/CE011223.html

    http://www.keithbrooks.com/caring.html

    http://www.cyber-kitchen.com/rfcj/SUKKOT/Fruit_Citron_EtrogEsrog_JamJelly_-_pareve.html

    http://www.cyber-kitchen.com/rfcj/O...range_or_Citron_EtrogEsrog_Peel_-_pareve.html

    Jim
     
  3. etrog

    Thanks mr.shep
    I never saw the inside of an etrog and etrog as I know it has a nipple (very important for Jewish religious use). this specific fruit has none. Probably therefore it was found defective and used for decoration only.
    Thanks again.
     

Share This Page