And the fruit of the lemon is delicious to eat.
Another great crop of improved Meyer lemons, despite a difficult summer. They are considerably smaller this year and still a few weeks away from being fully ripe. When the faint tinge of green on the skins finally disappears I will know that they are ready to pick. This one pot has 33 lemons. If you have never grown this fruit then put it on your list for next year. The dwarf trees are so easy to grow. In my garden the trees spend the summer outside and then come indoors for the winter. In the early spring flowers begin to open perfuming the house with that Southern California fragrance.
On some of the other trees the branches are weighed down by the weight of fruits. I am not one to thin. I'll be making lemon curd, lemon marmalade, lemon bars, lemon pudding, crepes a la English style, and Meyer lemon olive oil. I'll also be giving plenty away.
My little calamondin is grown only for decoration. The fruit is far too bitter. Its little fruits will brighten the house on cold winter days.