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Meyer lemons easily differentiate themselves from the common lemon with their shape, fragrance, color and taste. They are ovate yet rounded. Their coloring is a deep brilliant yellow. Their smooth semi-thin peel is fragrant and oily. Their flesh is low acid, aromatic, floral and sweet. Meyer lemons are used for their fragrant zest and juice, which is sweeter and more floral than a Eureka or Lisbon. These Meyer lemons come from Whitney Ranch, a family farm located near the ocean just south of Santa Barbara, CA. Because the climate is so mild they are able to grow year-round with only a short time of unavailability.
Meyer lemons are generally available year-round, however intermittent gaps can occur.
The Meyer lemon, botanically known as Citrus meyerii, is believed to be a natural hybrid of a lemon and a mandarin or a lemon and a sweet orange. The Meyer lemon was plagued by disease until 1975 when the University of California re-released the "Improved Meyer Lemon" tree. The Meyer lemon gets its flavor from its thymol content and contains limonene, a type of flavonoid that protects the immune system.