Meyer Lemons, Organic and Biodynamic
FRESH MEYER LEMONS, ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC
5- and 10-pound boxes
In Season: December through February
We adore our Meyer Lemons! These glorious plump fruits, about the size of a baseball, are bursting with a sweeter, less acidic juice than the more common Eureka Lemon. They have a smooth, thin and very fragrant skin. The juicy flesh can have a faint orange appearance, is moderately seedy and a thinner layer white pith than typical lemons.
The Meyer Lemon, botanically classified as Citrus x meyeri, is believed to be a cross between a lemon and a Mandarin and was introduced to the United States in 1908 by USDA agricultural explorer Frank Nicholas Meyer who collected a sample of the plant on a trip to China.
Try Meyer Lemon juice and zest in vinaigrettes, lemonade or cocktails. Meyer lemons add a delicious burst of lemon to aioli, chicken and seafood, and just a squeeze with a bit of olive oil makes a great low-cal, healthy salad dressing.
The sweet uses for Meyer Lemons are endless too…lemon curd, lemon pie, lemon loaf, lemon bars.
We also make ours into Preserved Moroccan Lemons. Click here for them.
6 medium lemons = about 1 cup of juice
1 medium lemon = about 3 teaspoons grated peel
We defer to the experts at the University of California Davis when we recommend storing all of our fruit at room temperature (around 70 degrees fahrenheit) because refrigerator temperatures (usually 38-42 degrees) can damage them and/or prevent them from ripening to their best flavor and texture. Place produce in an open bowl or on a countertop out of direct sunlight to prevent produce from becoming too warm. Once cut or prepared, all fruits should be refrigerated promptly. Obviously, use all fruits and herbs within a few days since longer storage can result in loss of freshness and flavor.
We hand pick to order and ship only on Mondays and Tuesdays to maintain optimal freshness. We ship Fedex ground or home delivery. Expedited shipping is available. A street address is required. We cannot ship to a post office box. If you have any questions or your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, please give us a call as soon as possible at (760) 723-9997.