Inventory, ea : 10.00
This item was last sold on : 03/29/17
|J.J.'s Lone Daughter Ranch|
Younger Pink lemons are variegated, with green and off white stripes on the outside, and a rosé hued pink flesh inside. As the lemons mature the variegation reverts and the pink flesh intensifies. Pink lemons have a tangy and tart flavor, a rich lemon scent and very few seeds if any. Their leaves are highly fragrant, considered the most fragrant among lemon trees. Pink lemons become less acidic with age. They are best suited for their juice and their zest.
Sporadically, Pink lemons are available beginning winter through mid-summer.
The Pink lemon also known as pink lemonade is actually its own variety. It is not a hybrid, rather simply unique to the Eureka lemon family. Although it is not the most productive of lemon varieties, perhaps because their variegated leaves are low in chlorophyll, the fruits produced are highly edible and delicious. The older fruit loses their stripes and develop flesh pigmented pink from lycopene, the same compound that colors pink grapefruit.
Sweetened with sugar or agave the juice of Pink lemons make a delicious lemonade. For a sweet twist on the classics try using the juice of Pink lemons in your favorite lemon cake, lemon bars, or lemon pie recipe. Their vibrant exterior makes them a perfect garnish for cocktails!
The variegated Pink lemon is a mutant variety first discovered in a home garden on an ordinary Eureka lemon tree in Burbank, California circa 1930. It is grown as a farmers market fruit in limited quantities throughout Southern California.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Urge American Gastropub - RB||San Diego CA||858-673-8743|
|Addison Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-350-7600|
|Smoothie Rider||San Diego CA||858-208-0774|
|Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Voltaire Beach House||San Diego CA||619-574-6878|
Recipes that include Pink Lemons. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Santa Monica Farmers Market
Specialty ProduceNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About 8 days ago, 3/22/17
Spotter's comments : Pink Lemons spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Mid seasom from JJ lone Daughter Ranch.
Trader Joe's QANear Seattle, Washington, United States
About 268 days ago, 7/04/16
Spotter's comments : Pink Lemons spotted at Trader Joe's. With striped green and yellow skin and tart, pale pink flesh - Perfect for pink lemonade!
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Friend's RanchesNear Santa Monica, California, United States
15150 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai
About 316 days ago, 5/18/16
Spotter's comments : Pink Lemons spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.
The Milk Pail Market Mountain View Near Mountain View, California, United States
About 504 days ago, 11/12/15
Fairway Douglaston NY Near Queens, New York, United States
About 703 days ago, 4/26/15
Spotter's comments : Pink Lemons spotted at Fairway Douglaston NY.