Meyer Lemons

Tree.com & I thought you might be interested in the resources we created to recognize a tree that has the best of both worlds thanks to its hybrid fruit, health benefits, & ornamental features: the Meyer lemon tree! Here are a few fun facts to celebrate this unique source of citrus sweetness & encourage people to plant one on

HEALTHY & FUN FRUITY FACTS

Tatianna

5/16/2022 1 min read

yellow lemon fruit beside green leaves

Meyer Lemons

Tree.com & I thought you might be interested in the resources we created to recognize a tree that has the best of both worlds thanks to its hybrid fruit, health benefits, & ornamental features: the Meyer lemon tree!

Here are a few fun facts to celebrate this unique source of citrus sweetness & encourage people to plant one on their own:

  1. The Meyer lemon tree originated in China and was primarily known as a decorative plant for almost 100 years until it was brought to the US, where it became a food item.

  2. Many grocery stores don’t carry Meyer lemons, so you may need a tree of your own to access this fruit.

  3. In the 1960s, a virus nearly wiped out all Meyer lemon trees growing in California.

  4. One stock that was found to be virus-free was saved and used to develop the virus-free cultivar “Improved Meyer Lemon” tree, which is what we consume today.

You can learn more here: https://www.trees.com/meyer-lemon-tree#fun-facts

https://www.trees.com/meyer-lemon-tree-organic#fun-facts

🍋 Don't forget to pick up some of our Meyer Lemon and Vanilla Marmalade to easily enjoy any time of the year.

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Infographic with Meyer Lemon Facts listed above