When Should You Pick Meyer Lemons?


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Pick Meyer lemons when they no longer have any green, are entirely yellow and begin to deepen in color. As a hybrid between lemon and tangerine, ripe Meyer lemons are darker yellow than regular lemons.

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When Should You Pick Meyer Lemons?
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The Meyer lemon variety is ever bearing, with its largest production from fall through winter. They have higher sugar content, less acid and a much thinner skin than true lemons. Because they lack the bitter pith of true lemons, there is no need to peel them for most recipes. For example, a recipe for lemon bars on NPR.org uses a chopped up deseeded Meyer lemon, peel and all, to make the filling.

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