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LEMON! That’s right, we have a lemon. It’s a small lemon. It’s a BABY lemon. This is the first bud we have had after two rounds of manual pollination (sure everyone thought I was nuts pollinating the flowers by hand but LOOK!) that hasn’t just dropped off the plant the second we noticed it!
I am completely aware that it is green, and looks lime-ish (limey?). When we got Lemon (Alex named him after great deliberation) at the local Mango Festival no less than 4 people asked us where we got our mini-tree (with his 3 lemons, at the time, that’s how they get you…) and I proudly announced “We got our Meyer Lemon tree at the both near the haunted truck house thing”…They all countered with “Are lemons supposed to be green? Aren’t limes green?”
We took our as yet unnamed tree home and harvested a “fruit” (as then I was starting to doubt it)…Sliced it open and yay! Indeed it’s a meyer lemon!
For the record, none of his fruit has ever turned yellow, but these are the best lemons in the world.
Anyway, I’m hoping this little guy holds on so we can have a glass of slightly lemony water (looks like we will only be having the one lemon, so no lemonade yet, I’m not breaking the news to boy just yet as he has a rather large plan for his lemonade production…Think Stewie from family guy elaborate- but sweet, not British, and with lemonade not matricide…)….
And all of you though I was being silly dragging it in and out every night for weeks! Pfffft.
I’ve got a LEMON!