Saturday, January 06, 2007
lemons & oranges
We are having a monster crop of lemons this year. Is it a crop of lemons?... a harvest of lemons?... a whole bunch of lemons? Whatever you call it... it's big!
But they will stay on the tree well into May or June. Why? Because that is the best way to store citrus, to leave them on the tree until you need them.
We have what's called a "fruit cocktail" tree. One tree alone produces lemons, oranges and grapefruit!! Pretty cool! The orange branch broke off several years ago... so it no longer produces the oranges. But we also have a navel orange tree, so we were ok with that being the branch that broke off.
Ooh, I'm thinking lemon bars this weekend.