Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Citrina (Solanaceae)
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Botanical description and occurrence:
Field tomato ‘Citrina’ is cultivated as an annual plant in temperate climates. This is an indeterminate, medium late cultivar, height of stacked plants is up to 1.5 m, pruning to 3-4 shoots is recommended. ‘Citrina‘ is abundant fruiting cultivar, it has yellow fruits in the shape of a lemon, weighed up to 60 g, on average. The cultivar is from the Vilmorin breeding company.
Why to have the plant in your garden:
Fruits of unusual shape of a lemon for direct consumption (salads) and the decoration of dishes. It is very sweet and suitable for growing in the containers for ornamental purposes.
Dr. Andrzej Kalisz, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Dr. Jan Mezey, SUA, Nitra (Slovak Republic)