Different Types of Lemons with Pictures | Best Lemon Varieties

Check out the Different Types of Lemons with Pictures in the given article and choose the perfect variety to grow indoors or in your garden!

Lemons are popular for their tangy and refreshing sour flavor, and are known for enhancing the taste of any cuisine! It is used in both culinary and non-culinary purposes all over the world. It is a key ingredient in various dishes and beverages. For uninterrupted supply, you can grow lemons in pots as well! Know more about different types of lemons with pictures in the below article.

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Types of Lemons

1. Avalon Lemons

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Botanical Name: Avon

Height: Up to 20 feet

Native to Florida, this lemon variety is also known as Avon lemon and is close to the Lisbon lemon. You can find them easily in the supermarket as concentrate juice in the produce section.

2. Bearss Lemons

Botanical Name: Citrus latifolia

Height: 10-20 feet

Bearss lemons are from Italy but now grown in Florida since the 1950s. These high-quality juicy lemons contain an ample amount of lemon oil in their peel as well. This is one of the popular, different types of lemons!

3. Buddha’s Hand Lemons

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Botanical Name: Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis

Height: 8-15 feet

Also known as Finger Citron in many Asian countries, this variety is native to Himalayan lower regions. This fragrant lemon variety resembles fingers, the rind and pith both are useful as it does not contain any seeds or juice. These lemons are grown in China and considered a symbol of happiness and fortune.

4. Bush Lemons

Botanical Name: Citrus limon jambhiri

Height: 8-10 feet

This lemon variety is also known as rough lemon, due to the thick and rigid appearance of the rind that has a strong flavor. They are wild-growing species, found in subtropical regions of Australia. Bush lemons do not contain much juice and mainly used for transplanting other lemons.

Note: Bush lemons are self-seeding; that implies the seeds fall on the ground and grow into a new plant.

5. Baboon Lemons

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Botanical Name: Citrus

Height: 8-10 feet

The baboon lemons are endemic to Brazil and have bright yellow skin and sour flavor that tastes like lime. Its rind and pulp are used in the preparation of several types of sauces, such as barbeque and pasta sauce.

6. Citron Lemons

Botanical Name: Citrus medica

Height: 8-15 feet

Citron lemons belong to India and Himalayas. They are the primary variety of ‘Buddha’s Hand,’ Greek Citron, Corsicans, and Yemenite Citron. Every part of citron lemon is useful, and nothing goes to waste. They are mainly grown for their rind and hardly produce any juice.

7. Dorshapo Lemons

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Botanical Name: Citrus

Height: 10-12 feet

Dorshapo is native to Brazil and discovered by three plant explorers named; Dorsett, Shamel, and Popenoe; hence the name. Its flavor is sweet and not acidic. This is one of the popular, different types of lemons!

8. Eureka Lemons

Botanical Name: Citrus x Limon ‘Eureka’

Height: 10-12 feet

Eureka lemons grow all over the world, excluding a few Mediterranean countries, Italy and Spain. They resemble the Lisbon lemon. The thornless tree carries fruit year-round. Also, Eureka lemons are a popular variety and you can find them in every store.

9. Femminello St. Teresa Lemons

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Botanical Name: Citrus limon ‘Femminello Santa Teresa’

Height: 8-12 feet

The medium-sized, sour, and tart flavored Femminello lemons are native to Italy. They have acidic flavor and thick skin. These lemons are only popular in Italy and less famous in other parts of the world.

10. Meyer lemon

Botanical Name: Limon x meyeri

Height: 6-10 feet

Meyer lemon is a crossbreed between citron and mandarin orange; it has a smooth golden edible skin, no tartness like common lemons, and a good amount of juice. You can use this sweet, fragrant lemon in desserts, sauces, roasts, and salads.

11. Fino Citron Lemons

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Botanical Name: Citrus

Height: 8-12 feet

The fino citron lemons contain less juice and more seeds, though they are acidic and taste good. They are close to Verna lemons. The tree has lots of thorns; hence its difficult to pick the fruits easily.

12. Greek Citron Lemons

Botanical Name: Citrus

Height: 8-15 feet

Also known as Corfu Etrog or Etrog, this variety was first introduced in 500 BCE in Greece circa and later on supplied to many European countries. This lemon variety is used in Greek temples as a fruit offering and also in many rituals in several countries.

13. Interdonato Lemons

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Botanical Name: Citrus

Height: 10-12 feet

Interdonato lemons belong to Italy and largely found in Sicily. The large lemons have seedless flesh and smooth skin. Besides that, they have a mildly bitter flavor and very little to no juice. This is one of the popular, different types of lemons!

14. Limetta Lemons

Botanical Name: Citrus limetta

Height: Up to 26 feet

Limetta lemons are originated in Southeast Asia. They are mainly grown in Mediterranean countries and India. They are also called as sweet lemons due to their non-acidic taste. The rind contains a great amount of lemon oil. You can enjoy these lemons-like any other fruit.

15. Lisbon Lemons

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Botanical Name: Citrus

Height: Up to 30 feet

Lisbon lemons have a very acidic taste and no seeds. The peel has a medium thickness. Its tree does well in cool temperatures and has many thorns. These lemons have two times of harvest in a year.

16. Ponderosa Lemons

Botanical Name: Citrus x pyriformis

Height: 12-24 feet

Ponderosa lemons were discovered in Maryland in the late 1800s. This variety is said to be a hybrid between citron and lemon but this information is not verified yet. They resemble bush lemon due to the thick and rigid skin. The tree is not preferred to be grown in cooler climates.

17. Primofiori Lemon

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Botanical Name: Citrus

Height: Up to 19 feet

Native to Spain, Primofiori is popular for having a soft and thin peel. The fruit is acidic and contains a good amount of juice. The name implies ‘first flowers’ since the fruit ripens first during the harvest season. This is one of the popular, different types of lemons!

18. Verna Lemons

Botanical Name: Citrus Limonum L. cv. Verna

Height: 6-8 feet

Verna lemons have a thick rind, fewer seeds, and contain plenty of juice. The tree produces fruits twice and sometimes thrice a year, though the latter is rare. These lemons are acidic and close to Eureka variety.

19. Volkamer Lemons

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Botanical Name: Citrus x Volkameriana

Height: 10-12 feet

Native to Italy, Volkamer lemons are round and small in shape. They are a cross between a lemon and sour orange, having a low acidic content. This is one of the popular, different types of lemons!

20. Yen Ben Lemons

Botanical Name: Citrus

Height: Up to 10 feets

Yen Ben lemons have very thin and have smooth skin. They are popular for their juiciness that can be stored for a long time. This lemon variety produces fruits two times a year during fall and winter.

21. Villafranca lemons

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Botanical Name: Citrus x Limon ‘Villafranca’

Height: 9-10 feet

Villafranca lemons are a sub-variant of Eureka lemons. The acid content of this variety is lower than Eureka lemons, but the skin looks quite similar to the main cultivar. Besides that, these lemons are classified as a winter crop, since the tree only produces fruit in cool climates.

22. Kagzi Lime

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia

Height: 8-10 feet

Kagzi lime is quite popular in India and serves as an important fruit crop, thanks to its nutritional and medicinal value. It is also bigger as compared to the other limes and offers a pleasing flavor as well. Its juice is famous to ease out the irritation and swelling caused by the mosquito bites.



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