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Different Types of Lemons

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Among the nearly 50 varieties of lemon are:
- The Avon, first grown in Florida and used primarily for frozen concentrate.
- The Baboon, a bright yellow Brazilian variety with a flavor similar to lime.
- The Bearss, which is large and rich in oil, is also known as the "Sicily", and similar to the "Lisbon".
- The Berna, Spain's leading lemon, is a medium-sized fruit.
- The Cameron Highlands, a small, round lemon with pale green flesh and many sees was discovered in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia where it grew wild.
- The Eureka, America's top commercial and home-planted lemon, is known for its high juice content and high acid level.
- The Escondido, a small lemon with little juice and a deep yellow color, grows near the Escondido River in Nicaragua.
- The Femminello, one of the oldest Italian lemons, makes up nearly three-quarters of Italy’s lemon production, and is tart and acidy.
- The Genoa, like the Eureka, thrives in California and was introduced to the state directly from Genoa, Italy.
- The Interdonato, from Italy and Turkey, is often the earliest lemon of the season. It has low juice content and is mildly bitter.
- The Lamas, another Turkish lemon, is stored in caves.
- The Lapithkiotiki, the primary lemon of Cyprus, resembles the Eureka and the Genoa.
- The Lemonade has a pale yellow skin and tastes like grapefruit.
- The Lisbon, originally from Portugal, was introduced in California around 1849.
- The Meyer, a popular domestic plant in California, is a hybrid of a lemon and an orange, which it resembles.
- The Nepali Oblong, a very juicy crop grown commercially in India, resembles a citron and has medium acidity.
- The Otaheite, used as a decorative indoor plant, is sometimes ranked as a separate species and bears small, deep yellow fruits.
- The Perrine, a combination of the Mexican lime and the "Genoa" lemon, is juicy and pale and tastes slightly of lime.
- The Pink Lemonade, a medium-size lemon, has a striped rind before it matures, and tart pink-tinged flesh.
- The Ponderosa, a large sized lemon that is often considered a novelty, is used for lemon pies and juice.
- The Primofiori, a smooth, thin rind lemon, matures first (its name means "first flowers") during the season in Spain.
- The Sweet Lemon is a general name for low-acid lemons, also called “limettas”, mostly from the Mediterranean and India.
- The Villafranca was Florida’s leading lemon for years.
- The Volkamer, a small, round lemon that originated in Italy, is low in acid and is thought to be a hybrid of a lemon and sour orange.

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