Intense smell; streamlined shape; juicy flesh; seeds almost absent; rich in vitamin C and essential oils. Delicious if enjoyed uncooked, ideal for the preparation of fresh recipes. This is the "sfusato" lemon, the most genuine testimonial of the Amalfi coast, the best ambassador of a land rightly considered by Unesco World Heritage site for its art and history.
Since the XI century the yellow of the "sfusato" lemon has featured the landscape of the Amalfi coast. In this period appear the lemon groves, later called "gardens", for their care and beauty, very useful for the protection of the territory from the hydrogeological risk. The lemon production also permitted to Amalfi, people of navigators, to always have on board ships a valid cure for scurvy. From the 1400s, a flourishing maritime trade of this excellent citrus began from the town of Minori to the most famous both Italian and European ports, encouraging the diffusion of the lemon groves.
The limon amalphitanus, later called "sfusato amalfitano", started its unstoppable rise, known and appreciated also in America.
The Protected Geographical Indication (IGP) "Limone Costa d'Amalfi" has been recognized in 2001. In 2002 , the Consortium for the protection of Limone Costa d'Amalfi IGP was founded in order to ensure the origin and quality of the "sfusato" lemon.
The “Lemon Tour” is an international event designed and created by the Consortium during which representatives of the Consortium or associations of producers and marketing companies to show the distinctive features of the Limone Costa d'Amalfi IGP, highlighting its chemical and organoleptic properties. A tour through the 13 towns of the Amalfi coast from Positano to Vietri sul Mare, through Maiori, Minori and Conca dei Marini, visiting the ancient villages of Amalfi, Ravello, Atrani and Cetara, the small fjord of Furore and the green hills of Scala, Tramonti and Praiano.