An important American citrus company has launched to the market a new variety of seedless lemon that hasn't been genetically modified and that was discovered by an Australian farmer. According to David Karp, a citrus researcher at the University of California, "20 years ago, researchers irradiated the Eureka lemonwood with gamma radiation, which caused spontaneous mutations. Thousands of plants were evaluated and several of the mutations resulted in normal, highly productive, seedless lemons."
The plantations are being grown between California, in the United States, and Mexico because of the different climatic conditions in the production areas that allow producing them all year long.
According to the producers, the seedless fruit tastes the same as a normal lemon but is juicier, has a smooth skin, and doesn't require pollination to reproduce. In addition, it is more practical when cooking, baking, and when being squeezed.