Friday, February 19, 2010

Meyer Lemon

The flower of the Meyer Lemon, they have been grown in California since 1940's.
The Meyer lemon is yellow and rounder then the true lemon with a slight orange tint when ripe. It has a sweeter, less acidic flavor then the more common lemon and a fragrant thin edible skin. The trees are 6 to 10 feet tall and have leaves that or dark green and shiny.The fruit was discovered outside Beijing by Frank N. Meyer, a plant explorer.
Martha Stewart likes to make a Meyer Lemon Mousse Cup. By filling them with lemon curd and whipped cream.
Unripe Meyer Lemon

4 comments:

Darla said...

I love the smell of the citrus blooms. Oh how I will be glad when our lemon tree produces..

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, lemon curd and whipped cream, then it must be good !
What a pretty flower I wasn't aware there were lemon blossoms on the tree...
I've learned something new today ;)

Mildred said...

Somewhere deep in my memory, I remember Grandma had one of these. I sure would love for Martha Stewart to come spend the day with me sometime, how about you????? She makes some yummy desserts! You two have a great weekend and I hope you are on the mend now.

Far Side of Fifty said...

A beautiful bloom, of course we can grow Lemon trees of any sort here in Minnesota..but it is fun to learn about them..I also would like to try some of Martha's desserts:)