Now that the lemons are ripe, we went to the “orchard” next to the RV drive and pruned off all the lemons. These are the “Lisbon” variety of lemons. There were about forty on the tree before we picked them today.
The bucket in the image to the left measures about a foot in diameter and is fifteen inches deep. Click on the image to enlarge.
Most of the lemons are quite large. We’re planning on giving some to the neighbors and keeping a few in our fruit bowl for our Friday fish meal.
We’ve got another bumper crop growing on our tree right now.
Probably get over 100 of them!
Well, I spoke too soon. One of the bigger branches on our lemon tree broke yesterday morning, and now we have about half a lemon tree! That particular branch was damaged years ago, but since it looked healthy, and was producing lemons, I left it alone. After picking all the lemons off it today (in the rain!), we just left it as-is until it dries out and I can get my Sawzall out.
Sad, but Mother Nature does what she does.
Yeah, and I bet that tree comes back with a vengeance when Spring comes around.
My wife tells me it’s “The Tree That Would Not Die”, and one of the kids planted it from seeds!