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One Meyer Lemon

ziggylu | Jan 2, 2008 09:57 AM

I planted a teeny tiny Meyer Lemon tree two years ago. Everyone teased me about my teeny tiny tree (I was told by the nursery when I ordered it it was a 15 gal plant...it was in a 15 gal container at least! ) but I knew it would eventually grow up and give me great fruit.

Sadly last winter was a tough one for Arizona citrus with an unusually hard deep freeze for a week or so. Said teeny tiny Meyer lemon tree survived the frost damage but did not set much fruit come spring(for that matter neither did my lisbon lemon or my mexican key lime...sniff sniff)

It did set one teeny tiny Meyer Lemon that I've been babying all year. The tree itself is now doing well and has tripled in size this year...with all that happy growing it's put all its enery into this lemon...and it ended up being not so teeny tiny in the end.

It's now ripe and I have one good sized Meyer Lemon to celebrate. About the size of a baseball.

Now, what to do with this little baby I've waited over two years for??

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