The Meyer lemon has a very thin skin and is, therefore, not suitable for long-term storage – the lemons generally will not last more than 10 days to two weeks before degrading. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Fruit
What Fig is that?
We first started growing figs about 8 years ago.
The first tree that survived and produced figs was “Texas Everbearing”. Continue reading
Growing Meyer Lemons–Maximizing Yield
Our Meyer Lemon tree has been producing lemons for about 4 years now; Continue reading
Meyer Lemon Blooming in “Winter”.
Due to the mild winter weather so far, the Meyer lemon tree bloomed and with plenty of bees around (various species observed in late November, and early December— Continue reading
Meyer Lemons–Update–Fully Ripened!
In October, it became quite evident that we would enjoy a bountiful volume of Meyer Lemons–the green fruit just needed more time to ripen. Continue reading
Meyer Lemon Christmas Dessert
We adapted Grandma’s recipe for Lemon Pie Filling to create single-serving desserts for a Christmas party. Continue reading
Lemon Meringue Pie — Grandma Sophie’s Recipe
This recipe was handed down from Grandma Sophie’s files. We use the Meyer Lemons grown on our tree each year, and we use the Lemon Filling in our “Meyer Lemon Christmas Dessert”.
LEMON MERINGUE PIE
PIE FILLING Continue reading
Meyer Lemons Nearly Ripe
The Meyer Lemons are nearly ready for harvesting. The last few weeks of the process seems to be the longest— the waiting and checking part.
Last year the tree froze late in the Spring and did not set any lemon fruit. This year, it’s apparent that the tree has recovered from that freeze. Continue reading
How to Grow Figs from Cuttings
In warm, dry weather, figs are very easily grown, and remain one of my favorite fruits to grow, harvest, and store (preserved in jams, dried, or frozen for great fruit drinks). They are also very nutritious, low in calories, and a great addition to many dishes! Continue reading
Gluten-Free Persimmon Mini-Muffins
Japanese Persimmons have been grown in Zone 8b since the late 1880s. This tree is extremely disease and insect-resistant and produces bright orange fruit in late Fall. The fully ripened fruit is quite sweet and nutritionally higher in vitamin C than most citrus. Continue reading