Lemon [Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.] cultivar improvement is important to consumers as well as the citrus industry. Alata Horticultural Research Institute, Mersin, Turkey, announces four new lemon cultivars obtained by budwood irradiation. Three of the cultivars, Alata, Gulsen, and Uzun, are completely seedless, whereas ‘Eylul’ has seeds and is early-maturing. These new cultivars are suited to the citrus fresh market. The seedless cultivars can be harvested from November to February and ‘Eylul’ produces fruit from the end of August to November in the northern hemisphere.
Gulsen, O. , Uzun, A. , Pala, H. , Canihos, E. & Kafa, G. 2007 Development of seedless and Mal secco resistant mutant lemons through budwood irradiation Scientia Hort. 112 184 190
Spiegel-Roy, P. , Vardi, A. , Yaniv, Y. , Fanberstein, L. , Elhanati, A. & Carmi, N. 2007 Ayelet' and ‘Galya’: New seedless lemon cultivars HortScience 42 1723 1724