- Are of mysterious origins, maybe from Southern India, northern Burma, or China?
- Are genetically considered to be a hybrid between sour orange and citron.
- 100 A.D. Entered Europe near southern Italy, during the Roman empire.
- 700 A.D. Were later introduced to MIddle East.
- 10th century A.D. Were first mentioned in an Arabic treatise on farming.
- 1000 and 1150 A.D. Became widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean region.
- 1420–1421 A.D. The first use of the English word “lemon” was in a Middle English customs document and may be Middle Eastern in origin.
- The word “lemon” draws from the Old French “limon”, from the Italian “limone”, from the Arabic “laymūn or līmūn”, and from the Persian “līmūn”. a generic term for the fruit of this kind.