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Nov 22, 2009 03:38 PM

Roughly 75 Not-Quite-Ripe Citrus

My six year old daughter and a little neighbor friend just proudly brought in their haul--about 25 decidedly green lemons and about 50 not-really-ripe-yet oranges. I have a huge haul of lemons coming this year, but the orange tree set pretty lightly this year, so that's perhaps half of the fruit that was on the tree. I hate to waste it, but I haven't a clue what to do with unready citrus. Any ideas? Can it be used for marmalade?

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  1. My immediate thought for any unripe fruit is always preserves. Marmalade would be ideal in your situation, IMO. I made a grapefruit marmalade last winter that's just dynamite, and I know there are a couple of threads with some really unique marmalade suggestions that would be a good resource.

    Good luck!! :)

    1. limoncello is often made with half-ripe lemons (the rind). give the rind a taste. Limoncello is dead easy to make.