Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit, a popular name for various fruits belonging to the genus Citrus. In the London markets the name is applied to C. Paradisi, a small-fruited, smooth-skinned variety of the shaddock, C. decumana, also known as "pomelo." In Paris the name, or rather its equivalent, "Pomme d'Adam," belongs to the sweet-skinned orange, a variety of C. Aurantium.. Italians apply the name "Porno d'Adamo" to a form of the lime, C. Limetta.