Organic Meyer Lemons

Meyer lemons first came to the United States a century ago. The Los Angeles Times has rightly called them “furiously addictive.”

When compared to a typical lemon, the Meyer is sweeter and has a thinner peel, with a slightly floral aroma and less acidic taste. Look for the intriguing citrus fruit at your local natural and organic food store, as well as farmers’ markets.

For some culinary inspiration, check out these recipe ideas:

Organic gardeners will love a Meyer Lemon Tree, which can serve as a fragrant houseplant. It ships in a terra cotta clay pot, produces lemons year round and grows to about 8–10 feet tall.

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  • decoration candles  March 11, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Do you think it’s okay to bring one of those trees at home? I mean, just how large can it be? I totally love the fruit. I want one of those. :)

  • Kristen's Raw  March 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I love organic meyer lemons (they’re my mom’s fave, too!). Refreshing and yummy!

    Cheers,
    Kristen

  • Bernadette  March 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Love all things lemon. Thanks for the info and recipes!

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