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I know Lubavitchers are makpid to use only Esrogim from Genoa (if not grown there, at least that species).

What do other communities use?

Does anyone still use Korfu?

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Are Geonan esrogim a separate species? Wikipedia implies otherwise. – msh210 Oct 2 '11 at 4:16
I am not talking about biological species. Perhaps "breed" would be better. – Shmuel Brin Oct 2 '11 at 4:18
Perhaps varietal? or cultivar? I'm not sure. – msh210 Oct 2 '11 at 4:21
@msh210 - I don't know much about esrogim or botany, but I'm pretty sure "breed" and "species" refer to genotypic differences while "cultivar" is only phenotypic. . . or something. – WAF Oct 2 '11 at 13:59

I was raised to use an Esrog from Eretz Yisroel for two reasons. One was to support farmers there, and the other reason was for the love of Eretz Yisroel.

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Nowadays there are many types (species, cultivar, breed, whatever) of Esrogim grown in Eretz Yisroel (for example, there are Genoan Esrogim grown in Kfar Chabad). Unless you mean the type that used to grow wild in Eretz Yisrael years ago? – Shmuel Brin Oct 2 '11 at 19:45

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