Meyer lemon

About Meyer lemon Edit

The Meyer lemon is a Citrus originally from China and thought to be a cross between a true lemon and a mandarin orange. The Meyer Lemon Tree is a hardy variety and the best lemon tree for sub-tropical climates. It is a cross between a Lemon, a type of Orange and a Mandarin. While it retains most of the character of a lemon, it has a bit less acidity, a smaller amount of bitterness, more sweetness and thinner skin. The skin of the Meyer Lemon requires the typical zest of a real lemon. It has expanded favor because it bears an important crop and it is a fairly strong plant. The Meyer Lemon bears heavily when adult. Its crop size increases as the plant matures. It might bear ten or more lemons even at three years old. The fruit is green in color until it matures. When mature on the tree, the Meyer Lemon changes to a yellow-orange color. Meyer lemons have a magnificent tasty fragrance and are sweeter and less acidic than the standard lemon. The juice of Meyer lemons is an excellent replacement for vinegar in salad dressings.

Meyer lemon Recipes Edit

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