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Have You Seen Fresh Meyer Lemons Yet?

DaisyM Oct 2, 2011 08:00 AM

Hoping to preserve some for the first time. Wondering when they'll be available.

  1. meadandale Oct 2, 2011 08:06 AM

    My tree is just flowering now. I'd say it's gonna be awhile.

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    1. re: meadandale
      DaisyM Oct 2, 2011 08:45 AM

      You have a meyer lemon tree??? I had know idea that you could grow one here! Are you growing it inside or is it planted on your property? And are the lemons wonderful?

      1. re: DaisyM
        meadandale Oct 6, 2011 08:12 AM

        Yes I have a dwarf Meyer Lemon tree and it's planted in my yard (along with a couple other dwarf citrus) but I'm out in San Diego not in Philly. Sorry for the confusion.

        Yes, the lemons are wonderful. I use them liberally for making fresh vinaigrettes and for squeezing all over fish and fresh sauteed greens (e.g. chard) from my garden.

        My trees typically have fruit in the winter and spring...e.g. Feb-March is prime time for Meyer's in my neck of the woods. Some fruit will hang on into the summer but by June or July everything is usually gone for the season (whatever I haven't picked has shriveled up and fallen off).

        1. re: meadandale
          DaisyM Oct 6, 2011 09:57 AM

          I'm officially jealous of you!

    2. phillybakingqueen Oct 2, 2011 11:53 AM

      I bought some at Wegmans in Cherry Hill last week.

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        lowereastrittenhouse Oct 2, 2011 12:55 PM

        I saw some in Sue's Produce on 18th.

        1. missclaudy Oct 6, 2011 11:22 AM

          They make THE best preserved lemons ! Slice them, pack them in kosher salt and fill the jar to the top with lemon juice. Turn every day for a month and voila. No need to refrigerate. I eat them on everything.

          1. k
            Kater Oct 9, 2011 07:22 PM

            Wegman's has them most of the time.

            1. m
              mary0201 Oct 11, 2011 01:45 PM

              My meyer lemon tree has about 10 on it right now...almost ripe and ready for enjoying. I don't live in San Diego. I live in Bucks county and have a dwarf in a large pot that I bring outside in the spring and leave out till around the first frost. I keep it inside all winter and enjoy the beautiful fragrance of the flowers. I have a very sunny kitchen addition with 4 skylights and windows on 3 sides so it works for me. I have had the tree for at least 5 years and people are blown away when they see those yellow lemons hanging from it.

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              1. re: mary0201
                DaisyM Oct 12, 2011 05:14 AM

                Your tree and kitchen sound so lovely. My local garden center plans to have them available in the spring. I would love to have one in my kitchen.

              2. c
                cgarner Oct 12, 2011 06:22 AM


                if you're interested in buying organic and at a larger quantity, I can reccomend Birch-Hill Organics. Excellent quality lemons, perfectly ripe and shipped the day they're picked

                I usually buy from the lemon ladies orchard, but she's done for the season (she's a smaller operation) and she referred me to these people.

                They're the nicest family and they even threw in an extra pound or two on my ten pound order

                (Meyer lemon limoncello requires a LOT Of lemons


                I adore meyer lemons

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