Post last updated: October 3rd, 2018
I have begun to use my 2015 crop of Meyer lemons. This year’s crop of 5 is bigger than the 2014 crop of 3. I am looking forward to a larger crop each year.
That is not a weed in the lemon pot. It’s a naturally occurring fern whose name I can’t remember.
What I have always liked about the Meyer lemon is the less astringent flavor. It doesn’t have the “pucker to the 10th power” like you get with grocery store lemons because it is a cross between a lemon and an orange. Meyer lemons were brought to the United States from China in 1908 by a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee, Frank N. Meyer. He was responsible for over 2,500 plant introductions during his career.
This USDA link has a photo of Meyer and a Certificate he used to introduce himself in his travels.
The Meyer lemon was a carrier of the citrus tristeza virus and an ‘Improved Meyer Lemon’ was not developed until the 1950’s.
Here is a link to 100 things you can do with a Meyer lemon.
Like a lot of my articles, I will come back and add photos or more information. This article definitely needs a photo of the Meyer lemon blooms. With blogging, your work is never published “once and for all.” Blogging experts tell you to write a new post when you get new information on a subject but I don’t have that kind of personality. I want all nice and neat in one place.