• All about Meyer lemons and how to make lemon ice cream

    5 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    The Meyer is not a true lemon but it is as good as it gets for most of us.
    Words: Ben Gaia
    Citrus like heat. They originated in the tropics and flourish in Florida. However years of selective breeding has developed varieties suited to New Zealand's more wintry climate.
    We are now blessed to be able to produce screeds of yummy lemon-type fruit from the lemon-mandarin hybrid known as the Meyer lemon.
    You'll find good big juicy Meyers from Nelson northwards. South of Nelson, or inland, forget it: grow a grapefruit unless you have a sheltered, warm micro-climate. But surprisingly, many...
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