We got 15 lemons off our Meyer Lemon tree this year. The kids have messed with a few--mostly tea and lemonade. They are ginormous and give nearly 3/4 cup of juice apiece. I've added the egg to show how large they are.
There's a bit of a problem though---they don't really taste like lemons. They are acidic and taste slightly of cough syrup or Pledge. Meyer Lemons are supposed to be a cross between a grocery store type lemon and a mandarin orange. The skin is even supposed to be edible, they are so sweet.
My lemons, and the lemons of my friend, Txjuju, have not gotten the memo. She is in a bit more trouble than me, though. She got 123 lemons this year! Off one tree!
She has several ideas for their uses. I'm thinking of making lemon curd or marmalade. I'll let you know.
If you happen to be versed in all things citrus, could you tell me why JuJu and my lemons are failing to live up to their potential? My dear little tree gets one more year to make sweet lemons. It is taking up a large portion of my garden and could well be replaced with sweet corn or sweet potatoes if it doesn't change its ways.