When landing on this property in early 2011, we found a very sick, sad lemon tree in the closed up, overgrown-to-the-rafters greenhouse. For 3 years, there’d been no one to tend the tree, much less even water it, so it must have been stretched to exist only on groundwater/roof runoff outdoors. Ummmm …How hot does it get in a closed greenhouse??? Continuing to re-hab the soil, I recently found this bit of a nursery tag, confirming that it is indeed a Meyer lemon. With a hefty pruning by our friend Jack (using a Sawsall!) then some TLC over the past 3 years, “Lazarus” the Lemon has come back to life providing wonderful fragrance… and lemons.
The inner skin encloses the fruit you’re after.