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The Lemon is a small evergreen tree (Citrus limon) originally native to Asia, and is also the name of the tree's oval yellow fruit. The fruit is used for culinary and nonculinary 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% (approximately 0.3 mole per liter) citric acid, which gives lemons a tart taste, and a pH of 2 to 3. This makes Lemon juice an inexpensive, readily available acid for use in educational science experiments. Because of the tart flavor, many lemon-flavored drinks and candies are available, including lemonade.
Meyer Lemon - Is a cross between a Lemon and possibly an orange or a mandarin, was named for Frank N. Meyer who first discovered it in 1908 (109 years ago). Thin-skinned and slightly less acidic than the Lisbon and Eureka lemons, Meyer lemons require more care when shipping and are not widely grown on a commercial basis.
Lisbon - A good quality bitter Lemon with high juice and acid levels. The fruits of Eureka and Lisbon are very similar. Vigorous and productive, trees are very thorny particularly when young.
Verna - A Spanish variety of unknown origin.
Bush Lemon Tree - Naturalized Lemon grown wild in subtropical Australia. They are very hardy, have a thick skin with a true Lemon flavour. Grows to about 4m in a sunny position. The skin makes a good zest for cooking.
West Indian or Mexican or Key
Tahitian or Persian
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