Lemon & Lemonime : Citrus limon (L) Burm


Introduction
Nutritive Values

(per 100g edible portion)

Energy

57.0 k cal

Protein

1.0 g

Fat

0.9 g

carbohydrates

11.1 g

Calcium

70.0 mg

Phosphorus

10.0 mg

Iron

2.3 mg

Thiamine

20.0 ug

Riboflavin

10.0 ug

Vit. 

39.0 mg


Medicinal Values / Uses
Increases palatability of food. Useful to maintain oral health and treatment of peripheral neuritis, digestive problems, spleenomegaly, rheumatic fever and arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, fever, hemorrhage, obesity, cough and cold.

Major Growing Areas

Wet zone

Nature of cultivation

Scattered; lamonime is grown in organized small orchards and home gardens

 

Recommended Varieties
Local and introduced cultivars

 

Harvesting & post-harvest technology
Value Added Products

Lemonade, squashes, jams, jellies, marmalades, cordial

 

Economics & Marketing
Availability

April - August (Lemon)
Year round (Lemonime)

 

Crop : Citrus (Lime, Sweet Orange, Mandarin)
Program : Crop Improvement

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time frame

Station

Officer

Germplasm collection, introduction and evalution of lime

Monaragala

U.B. Dissanayaka

No. of varieties collected

Continuous

Germplasm collection, introduction and evalution of sweet orange  

Moneragala

U.B. Dissnayaka

No. of varieties collected

Continuous

Germplasm collection, introduction and evalution of Mandarin

Horana
HORDI

S. Heenkenda

No. of varieties collected 

 


Program : Crop Management

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time frame

Station

Officer

Studies on off-season flowering of lime

Moneragala

U.B. Dissanayaka

No. of harvest per year

3 Yrs (2002 - 2005)

Studies on propagation techniques of mandarin

HORDI,
PGRC

     

Studies on flower induction of in mandarin

Horana 

     


Program : Crop Protection

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time frame

Station

Officer

Integrated control measures of scale insects, mealy bugs and aphids, in lime and sweet orange

Bandarawela

     

Integrated control of scale insects, mealy bugs and aphids in mandarin  

Horana

G. Rathasinghe

Number of measures

5 Yrs (2002 - 2007)

Studies on management of tristressa and other virus diseases in citrus

HORDI

     

Production of antiserum for greening disease

Homagama

E.M. Dassanayaka W.G.S. Perera

Indexing method

01 Yr (2002 - 2003)

Virus Indexing

Homagama

E.M. Dassanayaka  

Continous

 


Program : Planting Material Production

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time frame

Station

Officer

Production of virus free planting materials of citrus species

HORDI
Moneragala

U.B.Dissanayaka

No. of virus free planting material produced

 


Program : Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time frame

Station

Officer

Studies on application of micro
nutrients as foliar sprays to increase crop yield

       

Mandarin

Horana

     

Sweet orange

Bandarawela

     
 

Moneragala

U.B. Dissanayaka

Information on Yield increase

3 Yrs (2002 - 2005)


Program : Post Harvest Handling

Activity

Responsibility

Indicators

Time frame

Station

Officer

Storage studies on lime

FRU 

K.H. Sarananda 

Documatation

1 Yr (2002 - 2003)