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This is one BIG lemon!

Postby Robin Garr » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:11 pm

What do you say about this, Bill? :) (Just received in E-mail from a friend, don't have a link to the story.)

:arrow: PSEVDHAS, Cyprus (Reuters) - Lemon trees in a village in Cyprus have stunned their owners by suddenly bearing fruit so huge they're almost as large as footballs. One tree has clumps of lemons with diameters ranging from four to eight inches, making visitors wonder if there's something in the water. But the owners say it's all organic.

"The tree was grafted, and we haven't used anything we didn't on the other trees," says Androulla Charalambous, who has one of the super-trees in her back garden in Psevdhas, some 20 miles southeast of the Cypriot capital Nicosia.

Residents said several other villagers also had trees with lemons of similar size.

"They have a lot of juice in them, and we use the peel to make candied fruit," Charalambous said.
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Re: This is one BIG lemon!

Postby Bob Cohen » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:33 pm

"When nature gives you lemons...."
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Re: This is one BIG lemon!

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:59 pm

We have some friends in our neighborhood with a lemon tree that commonly produces fruit in the 4-6" diameter range. And it produces huge numbers of them. I have no idea what's going on - whether it's the type of tree or something else - but those lemons are very impressive.

They're also proof of the dangers of cocktail recipes that call for "the juice of half a lemon". :wink:

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Sounds like a lemon variety called ...

Postby Bill Spencer » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:36 am

%^)

... Ponderosa ...

See

http://www.ccpp.ucr.edu/variety/409.html

Clink !

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Re: Sounds like a lemon variety called ...

Postby Robin Garr » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:15 pm

Bill Spencer wrote:... Ponderosa ...


Excellent! I knew the Lemon Man would come through. :twisted: Thanks, Bill!
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Re: Sounds like a lemon variety called ...

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:50 pm

Bill Spencer wrote:%^)

... Ponderosa ...

See

http://www.ccpp.ucr.edu/variety/409.html

Clink !

%^)


Thanks, Bill! I'll mention that to my friends. I don't think they know the variety they have.


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