The Meyer Lemon (Citrus meyeri) is thought to be a cross between a lemon and an orange. They are thought to have originated in China about 400 years ago.
The Meyer Lemon was introduced to the U.S. from China by Frank Meyer in 1908.
Meyer lemons look like a large orange, with a very soft edible skin. They are sweet, juicy and fragrant, and are excellent in vinaigrettes and sauces, or sliced skin and all in salads.
Meyer Lemons were mainly grown as ornamentals, but they are appearing more frequently in food markets. (Season: November through March).
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