How a family's fortunes were made by a daring plan to grow lemons in a northern latitude. Read by Francesca Dymond.
The extraordinary story of the Lake Garda lemon. In spite of the coolness of its northern latitude, Lake Garda was once the centre of a thriving citrus industry, producing extremely bitter lemons that were exported all over northern Europe. It was a feat only made possible by dogged determination and a lot of hard work.
Mixing travel writing, history and horticulture, Helena Attlee's celebratory journey through Italy explores the special place that citrus holds in the Italian imagination.
Read by Francesca Dymond
Written by Helena Attlee
Abridged by Laurence Wareing
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron
First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2014.