Sometimes, Life Gives You Lemons

Dwarf Lemon Tree Harvested Lemons

Late last week, the Damsel and I picked most of the lemons from our dwarf lemon tree west of the house by the RV Drive. For a “dwarf” tree, I’d say, it has reliably produced a large number of lemons each year since we had it planted seven or eight years ago.

We normally give some of the lemons to neighbors and a couple of senior centers here in town, and use the rest of them to produce Limoncello, an Italian “digestivo” after dinner liquor. Damsel uses a recipe form an on-line website modified to use diabetic sweetener rather than sugar. We can’t tell the difference in the end.

This year, however, we have a surplus of both lemons and Limoncello, so we’re going to give most of the crop away and juice some for another couple of uses. We don’t have any trouble finding friends, neighbors and food banks locally to dispose of them for good uses.

Just for a lark, I put together the little graphic below to leverage on an old adage about life giving you lemons . . .

Make Limoncello

Click on any image above to enlarge.

2 Comments

  1. drjim said,

    December 11, 2019 @ 18:39:57

    The lemon tree we had in Long Beach used to produce an astounding amount of lemons. I used to haul bags of them down to the Iowa to give away.

  2. CapnBob said,

    December 11, 2019 @ 19:22:31

    We still haven’t picked all the lemons off the tree. There are some ripe ones left to pick which we will get the next week or so. There are also still lemon blossoms and some start-up spring lemons growing which we will harvest when they are ripe. This will be a first for this tree if there are spring lemons.

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