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Meyer Lemons?

I'm on the hunt for Meyer lemons - any sightings in the greater Zürichsee area?

(Even Bettio, usually my go-to source for the less common comestibles, proved unfruitful.)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_lemon

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Re: Meyer Lemons?

Love Meyer lemons.

I found a company in Germany that sells a meyer lemon tree. I didn't get one last year, but I'm thinking of getting one soon for my greenhouse. (Actually probably inside at first.) when i corresponded with them last year, they said they'd ship to Switzerland.

Flora-toskana.de Check out the lemons.

I've read that a mix of oranges and lemons might be a reasonable substitute.
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Re: Meyer Lemons?

The only place I've ever seen Meyer lemon fruit here was on the bush at the botanical garden. Oh, how tempting it was to grab the entire harvest when nobody was looking...
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Re: Meyer Lemons?

I love Meyer lemons! My grandmother had a Meyer lemon tree in her garden. I wanted to keep her house just to keep the tree. Sadly that wouldn't have been practical.

I've never seen them here. If you find some, plz plz plz send me one!
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The only place I've ever seen Meyer lemon fruit here was on the bush at the botanical garden. Oh, how tempting it was to grab the entire harvest when nobody was looking...
NO WONDER…on my last visit to the botanical garden the lemon tree was stripped off!!! was wondering who it could have been , got my answer now!
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Re: Meyer Lemons?

I'm off to the US soon, where Meyer lemons (a key ingredient in MIL's recipe for blood orange marmelade ) abound. I can't bring any fresh lemons back, but if I have a spare moment I just might can a batch or two...

Great tip re: Flora Toscana, Edot! I've never had any luck growing things indoors, but Meyer lemons are certainly worth a try - so I just might order a tree come summer. (Green)Thumbs pressed.

Thanks for the info folks!
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NO WONDER…on my last visit to the botanical garden the lemon tree was stripped off!!! was wondering who it could have been , got my answer now!
No no no no no! I said it was tempting, not that I did it!

I wish I knew of a source. It might be possible to bring a plant from Italy and greenhouse it...

That said, since a Meyer lemon is a lemon-mandarin hybrid, a mix of those two juices makes an adequate substitute in cooking.
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No no no no no! I said it was tempting, not that I did it!

I wish I knew of a source. It might be possible to bring a plant from Italy and greenhouse it...

That said, since a Meyer lemon is a lemon-mandarin hybrid, a mix of those two juices makes an adequate substitute in cooking.
I've looked into it. You can't import citrus trees.
http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en
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No no no no no! I said it was tempting, not that I did it!

I wish I knew of a source. It might be possible to bring a plant from Italy and greenhouse it...

That said, since a Meyer lemon is a lemon-mandarin hybrid, a mix of those two juices makes an adequate substitute in cooking.
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I've looked into it. You can't import citrus trees.
http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en
Yes you can. That link says citrus trees are OK if they come from an EU country or Norway or Iceland. so as long as you get it from an EU country you're fine. ( I'm guessing they won't have many lemon trees in Norway or Iceland)
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Re: Meyer Lemons?

Look at my post above . I found a source .
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Yes you can. That link says citrus trees are OK if they come from an EU country or Norway or Iceland. so as long as you get it from an EU country you're fine. ( I'm guessing they won't have many lemon trees in Norway or Iceland)
Oooh! I missed the "other than" bit.

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Look at my post above . I found a source .
Oooh, Never mind the road trip: Online shopping!
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Meyer Lemons?

Look what I found today in my local obi. This one's not quite a meter tall and smells lovely.

Let's hope I don't kill it.
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a Meyer lemon is a lemon-mandarin hybrid
Frankenfood!
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Delicious, delicious frankenfood...

Now we just need to make meyer lemons that grow premixed with whiskey. Instant whiskey sour!
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Meyer Lemons

Globus has them - at least the globus in the glatt zentrum. Expensive - chf 16 per kilo. On the other hand they were only twice as expensive as i've seen in the US (i've paid $4-5 a pound). A bit frivolous, but not too bad.

Hoping my tree lives through the winter, too.
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Globus has them - at least the globus in the glatt zentrum. Expensive - chf 16 per kilo. On the other hand they were only twice as expensive as i've seen in the US (i've paid $4-5 a pound). A bit frivolous, but not too bad.

Hoping my tree lives through the winter, too.
EDOT!!!! don't keep your tree outside it won't survive the winter!!!!!! yes meyer Lemons are so damn expensive out here!
I sometimes see them in the asian grocery section but they seem to have a thicker skin, maybe another variety of lemons., and of course expensive.
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EDOT!!!! don't keep your tree outside it won't survive the winter!!!!!! yes meyer Lemons are so damn expensive out here!

I sometimes see them in the asian grocery section but they seem to have a thicker skin, maybe another variety of lemons., and of course expensive.

No, no, tree is inside. Not to worry!
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I sometimes see them in the asian grocery section but they seem to have a thicker skin, maybe another variety of lemons., and of course expensive.
In that case I wonder if it's a Meyer lemon at all, regardless what it's being sold as. Meyer lemons have thin, mandarine-like skins (except that they don't peel off like a mandarine's).
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