Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Want a "Quickie" Today 4.29.14 - Lemon Surprise

(All “Quickies” are photos taken and posted the same day)
WOW – what a surprise today!!!
Fell off the tree this morning!!!
Finally the lemon tree (Eureka Lemon) that bloomed in January of 2013 has produced a fully ripe lemon.  The tree has been living in the sunroom during most of the past two years and then out on the patio during the summer of 2013.  It has taken 1 & ½ years from a bud to get to this day, to this point.  As you can see there are more lemons to come in the days ahead.  So proud of this project, and with my patience over these months.  Haven’t tasted it yet – that will be the next test!

Lemon Tree with Lake Michigan in the background

These photos were taken this morning at the Gardens at Waters East. - - 4.29.14. 
Enjoy the Fresh Lemon

 four inches - not bad!

 more to come

 another view

 Looks good enough to eat - for sure!!!

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  1. Congrats! I'm surprised you didn't have Lemons until now, especially since you had blooms that first year. Was it because of pollination issues? The reason I'm asking is that we just bought a Meyer Lemon in November, and now it's blooming like crazy! I've been using a little brush to transfer the pollen, and I can see lots of little Lemons forming. I'm assuming that some of them will fall off, but I hope some will continue to grow. The foliage on your Lemon tree is really pretty--very different from the Meyer. Enjoy your harvest!

  2. Wow! Just beautiful lemons! Congratulations!
    They look flavored and delicious!
    Love the pictures with Lake Michigan in the background. :)