Buddha hands, clementines, and pomelos, Corsica grows them all. On our special visit to Calizi Xavier’s Cedrat farm, we got to know the grandfather of the citruses on the island better.
Northern coastal views from our drive to Calizi Xavier’s cedrat farm.
we were a little late in the season, but were still lucky to pick a few
with our new friends
The first cedrat came to the island in the 19th Century, but it wasn’t until 100 years ago that it started becoming a part of the island’s culture
the zest is very fragrant, but the fruit has a thick pith (the white part between the zest and the meat), which is why they make liquor, confits and jams with them.
sasha smelling baby buddha hands
They also had kumquats which we ate straight from the bush
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