Thursday, 5 April 2012

MELBOURNE STREET TREES 15

The lemon is both a small evergreen tree (Citrus × limon, often given as C. limon) native to Asia, as well as the tree's ellipsoidal yellow fruit. The fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world – primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind (zest) are also used, mainly in cooking and baking. Lemon juice is about 5% to 6% (approximately 0.3 M) citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste, and a pH of 2–3. Many lemon flavoured drinks and foods are available, including lemonade and sherbet lemons, as well as lemon and seasoning salt as a snack. The distinctive sour taste of lemon juice makes it a key ingredient in many dishes across the world.

In Melbourne we are blessed with mild enough climate for all citrus fruits to thrive and there is hardly any self-respecting garden that does not grow one or two lemon trees!

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.








17 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'm still hoping to get some limes from my tree this year. You've documented the blooming process nicely here. :)

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  2. I would SO love to be able to grow lemons here...but our winters are too cold for them to survive but my mother does have one in Florida, so occasionally I get a "fresh" lemon when I am visiting! The photos were just beautiful - from flower to fruit!

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  3. I never really stopped to stare at a lemon flower...indeed they are beautiful...

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  4. Lemons fresh from the tree, I would love that:)
    Beautiful flowers ad great pictures!

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  5. Hello Nick
    Great pictures you show of a lemon.
    Some years ago, I had "a small lemon tree" in my conservatory.
    Would you e happy Easter
    Hugs Hanne Bente

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  6. And blossoms are very fragrant too! Beautiful captures!

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  7. Oh how I would love to grow lemons!

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  8. These are so beautiful, Nick! I've seen the lemons/trees in California and they are SO fragrant! wish we could grow them here in Seattle! Marvelous captures as always!

    Sylvia

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  9. Lovely little lemon tree flower! I am always amazed at the contrast of colour in the flower for this fruit tree!

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  10. Nick - You know, I am really enjoying your Melbourne trees series! Its great! I like how you have the stages of the fruit here - really great. And, I also like reading the info that you put with the posts :)

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  11. How wonderful to have lemons growing in the back garden!

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  12. This is so refreshing. I am sure the atmosphere will smell of citrus!

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  13. Beautiful presentation! Best wishes!

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  14. Beautiful flower on the tree with the versatile fruit.
    Lemon is always in my kitchen.
    Should be happy to have one in my garden.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Wow, thank you for showing the process of lemon fruits!
    I can get many information from your blog, thank you, Nick.

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  16. Great series of beautiful shots.
    I'd love to grow lemons.
    Mette

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