Lemon harvest
Fruits, Garden of Eatin'

Lemon Harvest

Lemon harvest

For such a little tree, this thing sure pumps out a lotta lemons every winter!

Basket full of lemons

I harvested a hefty basket of lemons last week, and I didn’t even put a dent in my tree. I’m not sure how many pounds were harvested, but it did require two hands to haul the basket from the garden to the kitchen (and an extra set of hands to pick up all the lemons that kept tumbling out!).

If I had to guess, I’d say this first round yielded at least 60 fat, juicy lemons. And winter’s not even over yet… nor have all my lemons fully ripened.

One can only make so much lemonade, lemon bread, and lemon curd in one season, so for the next two weeks, I’ll show you a few different ways to preserve these fruits at home. You don’t need to be a canner or a cook, but you can still have that bright lemony flavor long after the last lemon has been plucked.

Stay tuned!

Winter lemon harvest

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  • Oh, to have a lemon tree. Lemon is my favorite! I love the Lemon Spaghetti recipe from Giada De Laurentiis’ first cookbook. I’m pretty sure I could eat it every day. 

    • Lemon spaghetti sounds tasty! I’ll have to look that up for dinner one night!

  • amywpellicer

    Hi There!  Happy Monday! I’m looking forward to reading your future posts on lemons. Quick question for ya- do you know what type of lemon tree this is?  I have been looking into getting a Meyer Lemon tree.  I was just curious.  Thanks & Have a GREAT day! };o)

    • Mine’s a Eureka lemon tree – tart and tastes like an old-fashioned lemonade. Meyer is good too, but sweeter (it’s believed to be a lemon/mandarin hybrid).

      • amywpellicer

        HI There!  Happy Sunday!  Thanks for the reply.  I was actually looking at lemon trees yesterday at my local plant nursery.  I can’t decide which one would work better in our North Florida crazy weather.  Thanks again & Have a GREAT day! };o)

        • If your local nursery carries the tree, chances are it’s compatible with your climate. I’d say go for the one whose flavor you like best!**

        • If your local nursery carries the tree, chances are it’s compatible with your climate. I’d say go for the one whose flavor you like best!

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