Mythology tells that it covered the Atlas Mountains, although its real origin is in Southeast Asia.It is believed to be named after its colour, which is similar to that of the costumes worn by the rulers of Indochina and southern China, known as Mandarins, who held it in high esteem.

As a consequence of the great voyages and migratory movements: Alexander the Great’s conquests, crusades, etc., it spread throughout Europe.

In Spain it began to be traded at the beginning of the 18th century. In 2006, Spain produced more than 2.5 million tons, making it the second largest producer in the world.

The Region of Murcia dedicates an area of approximately 1,657 hectares to lemon cultivation, producing around 62,000 tons in 2007. The climate in our region is highly suitable for its cultivation.

Varieties that we commercialize

Learn about the varieties



Also called fine, its shape is spherical to oval, without a neck. The rind of the fruit is thin, smooth and has a lot of juice and high acidity. High juice content. It has a higher number of seeds than the Verna variety.



Its shape is oval and the outsides are pointed. Its skin is thick and strong, protecting it more when it is transported and packed. It is almost seedless and has a level of acidity relatively low. It has large amount of juice. It is one of most important varieties of lemon in European markets and it is cultivated in Spain.

When is each variety harvested?

Lemon season

Varieties Month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jn Jl Ag Sep Oct Nov Dec
Primofiori X X X             X X X
Verna       X X X X          



Packaging Method
Weight Type Packed Loose
6 kg Cardboard box
6 kg Wooden box
10 kg Wooden box
15 kg Wooden box
Cardboard box
20 kg 1 kg Net bags x20
20 kg 2 kg Net bags x10

All packaging can be supplied with Barcodes and/or Stickers on request.

If you cannot see the packaging you require please contact us as we can also provide specialised packaging.

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