The first strokes of yellow, on the green and intense blue of the Amalfi Coast, have been visible since the 11th century.
During this period, lemon groves appeared, renamed "gardens" for their care and beauty, very useful for safeguarding the territory from hydrogeological instability.
Lemon production also allowed the Amalfitans, a seafaring people, to always have an effective weapon against scurvy on board their ships.
Starting from the 1400s, a flourishing maritime trade of these excellent citrus fruits from Minori to numerous Italian and European ports began, promoting the spread of lemon gardens.
The limon amalphitanus, later renamed "sfusato amalfitano," began its unstoppable rise, becoming known and appreciated even in America.