Our Lemon tree (which is a “Lisbon” lemon variety) is nearing that time of year when we need to start harvesting the fruit. This year, the lemon crop appears to be much larger than in previous years (we have had this tree since 2012) and we may have to invest several days harvesting an estimated one thousand lemons. Last year, we filled the wheelbarrow twice with an estimated total of 600 lemons. There are many more than that on the tree now.
As we begin the lemon picking, we will be doing the usual thing with them, that is, giving them away to neighbors, the food bank, the senior center and anyone else that we can convince to take a bag home. Of course, we will reserve some for our annual Limoncello production.
We still have a little time before any frosty weather happens; the forecast for Thanksgiving week should be highs in the low 70’s and lows well above freezing. That’s still cool enough to layer up on the clothing, but will be OK for this variety of frost-tolerant lemons for the time being.
Our plan for Thanksgiving dinner is going to be similar to the past couple of years when we had a Keto-friendly menu featuring some of Damsel’s homemade goodies. We’re looking forward to the dinner, but more on that in a later post.
Holy Moly! That’s a lot of lemons. I can think of lots of food recipes using them.
Aloha Cap’n Bob and Damel. Hope all is well with you all in Arizona. Following the elections there.
Great to hear from you. Please stay in touch. Aloha.
Aloha Kini — Thanks for stopping by.
We will probably be picking lemons throughout the month of December.
We’re disappointed with the calls in AZ, but we think there is something rotten in the ballot counting. There may be a recount.
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We will try and comment more often.