Inventory, lb : 9.00
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Lemonade fruits look and feel like a classic lemon. They are round to oval with smooth, pale, yellow skin. The juicy, translucent flesh has little acid and a sweet flavor. The thorny branches of the Lemonade tree bear aromatic white blooms and vivid green foliage, a characteristic that makes them popular for use as an ornamental tree.
Lemonade fruit is available during the winter and early spring months.
The Lemonade fruit is botanically known as Citrus limon and is a member of the citrus family. Lemonade fruit is a hybrid cross between a Meyer lemon and New Zealand grapefruit, though some claim it is a cross of a lemon and a mandarin. The fruit grows on dwarf, evergreen shrubs that have distinct, black branches. While commercial production has yet to take off, the Lemonade fruit is a popular home garden tree in Australia and New Zealand.
Lemonade fruit contains vitamin C, dietary fiber and minerals.
Lemonade fruits can be used raw, juiced or zested. They can also be used in cooked applications, such as marmalade, curds, jams, and sauces. Use Lemonade fruit juice in cocktails, vinaigrettes, syrups, or lemonades. They can be preserved, or fermented, in a brine. Store Lemonade fruit at room temperature for a few days, refrigerate for extended storage.
Lemonade fruit is most popularly consumed in New Zealand, and is often remembered as a childhood favorite.
Lemonade fruit was first discovered in New Zealand in the 1980's. They were first introduced to the United States in 2005. Like other citrus varieties, the Lemonade tree will thrive in fertile, well-drained soil and in warm frost-free, sunny climates. Lemonade fruits are common in Australia and New Zealand, and can be found through select specialty citrus growers in the United States.
Recipes that include Lemonade Fruit. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Good Food||Lemonade Marmalade|
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