Sunday, February 27, 2011

Citrus Conundrum

We have six miniature citrus trees in our yard. A kumquat, a pink variegated lemon, a meyer lemon, a eureka lemon, a satsuma mandarin and a rangpur lime. The pink lemon is still too young to be producing much fruit. I believe there is only one on the tree right now. The mandarins are all gone but we have lots of lemons an limes. See the little orange guys there? Those are actually limes. Crazy, I know, but limes they are.

What is crazy is that here in Northern California our citrus ripen in the winter. So in the heat of the summer when a tall cold glass of lemonade is in order what do we do? Go to the store and buy them. I told you it was crazy!


Jen said...

My mom's tree is completely overloaded with lemons right now, too! So - we had a little juicing party - we juiced as many as our hands could handle, and freeze the juice in ice cube trays - so in the middle of summer, we'll have that wonderful fresh lemonade!
Your citrus look WONDERFUL! I think my mouth was watering just a bit!

Anonymous said...

Love all that citrus JEan!! I made candied citrus peels and juiced the lemons and put in ice cube trays for later. The citrus peels are amazing- I think I have the recipe on my blog!

Thanks for the heads up on the sites in OR We are getting excited!

bee blessed

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Your photo is so good I can almost smell the citrus!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

If I were your neighbor, I'd be begging for some of those lemons. My Aunt brings me meyer lemons from Florida in the Wintertime and if I can't use them all, I juice them and pour the juice ziploc bags and freeze it.


Thimbleanna said...

Oh, you lucky duck! I hope you're making lots of good citrus desserts!!!

Annabella said...

We have the same problem here in Marrakech - the citrus fruits are beautiful in the winter and then disappear when the days get too hot! They are beautiful and the Vitamin C is a boost in the cold season.