There is a tradition handed from the Alter Rebbe to use specifically the Yanovar esrog for the Daled Minim for reasons known to him. It is called Yanover in reference to the region of growth in Italy.[1]  A possible reason for this tradition may be since Italy is referred to as the fat of the earth thus making its fruits have the most beauty.[2]  


[1] Sefer Haminhagim

[2] Shaareiy Halacha Uminhag 2/271

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