The lemon :: Historical Background
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
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.