There’s always something new around here. When we went to the new spot on the river, we passed a tree that was dropping big yellow citrus fruits on the ground. They were bigger than grapefruit. I thought maybe they were pomelos, but they didn’t quite look like that either. But, we figured we take one home, open it, and see what was inside.
The neighbors, seeing what we had, informed us that they were lemons, a variety with a sweet skin that you can also eat. I took the fruit home, cut it open, and was greeted with a beautiful lemon smell. When given lemons what do you do? Lemonade, of course! These made a wonderfully refreshing and slightly tart lemonade that I really love. The skin is also quite edible. I wouldn’t call it sweet but there is none of the bitterness usually found in citrus skin.
I have saved some seeds so maybe I can get some to grow. I really like these lemons and wouldn’t mind a tree of my own. The closest thing I can find on line is the Ponderosa lemon, though of course if it is the same variety it has a different Spanish name here. Nothing I found about the ponderosa though said the skin is edible, and it doesn’t look quite the same. It would be nice if it is though because they supposedly fruit all year.