Lemons of Sorrento, the yellow gold of Campania

Mar 22, 2022 381

BY: Paolo Melissi

The lemons of Sorrento represent an absolute specificity – for cultivation methods and organoleptic properties – that also differs from the lemons of the more than nearby Amalfi Coast.

They are in fact distinguished by a Protected Geographical Indication, linked to a production area strictly limited to the Sorrento Peninsula, between Massa Lubrense, Meta di Sorrento, Sant’Agnello, Sorrento and Vico Equense, up to touch the island of Capri. Commonly, this type of lemon is called “femminello sorrentino” or, also, “oval of Sorrento”, and is distinguished by a straw-yellow pulp and a decidedly acidic juice.

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SOURCE: https://italian-traditions.com

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