Meyer Lemon Harvest

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  1. leapfrog

    leapfrog Active Member 10 Years

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    With the last risk of a hard frost behind us for the year, I took the cover and lights off my potted Meyer lemon today. The lemons tree was acquired in late April of 2020. When I bought it there was a single maturing lemon on it (see picture), which I picked last fall. I picked a half dozen or so over the winter and these are the ones that flowered last spring and summer and that have matured over the winter months: 24 lemons weighing 950 g (2 lbs). There are another dozen or so that aren't quite ready to pick yet.
     

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    Looks great! :-)
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    What do you plan to do with them? I also have a modest crop of Eureka lemons but it's not exactly the season for lemonade?
     
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    You can always juice the fruit, put the juice in ice cube trays, freeze it, and then have it whenever you need it...
     
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    That's an idea but wouldn't the cubes absorb and acquire other 'tastes' if they've been in the freezer for a while?
     
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    you put them in a ziplock (or other) bag after they freeze. Works well for at least a couple of years and no "extra" taste. We do this with various citrus and have been very happy with the results. Recommended: label them with the type of citrus and year.
     
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    Ah, that sounds reasonable. Thanks.
     
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    leapfrog Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks for the juice freezing tips, Will B.

    Some of these lemons will undoubtedly see service as G & T accompaniments and/or be useful in cooking. But I'll see if I can squeeze enough out of them (sorry, couldn't resist) to make some lemon juice for freezing.
     

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