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    Default Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    Hey forum members,

    I got 12 big lemons from my lovely lemon tree this spring so far but I知 using these up at too slow a rate to prevent rotting.

    Are there ways to preserve the lemons in jars or as powder for later use?

    Thanks in advance,
    Barry the very good lemon grower.

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    Default Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    So if you're a very good lemon grower, soon you won't need to, you'll have so many you'll be handing them out to anyone who holds still long enough. Once the tree gets big enough anyone............ours is small yet but the Tangelo...must have had 400 or so on it...still has heaps...running out of people to donate to.

    And juiced heaps...


    But here you go:

    https://www.annabel-langbein.com/rec...ved-lemons/298

    Or....grate the zest and freeze it....juice the rest and put it in ice cube trays....then once frozen, put the cubes in a container and keep in freezer and get one or two out as required.
    Ex-pctek

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    Default Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    Soak for 2-3 minutes in a mixture of Gin, Tonic Water and ice.

    When contents reach the desired temperature, sip slowly and store internally.

    Not a terribly good way for long term storage but extremely satisfying nevertheless!

    Ken

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    Default Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    Thank you Kenj for the suggestion. I値l try it for my weekly Friday night drinks as I happen to have a bit of dry gin and a box of ice cube bags, I値l make the ice cubes in the freezer. I tried a bit of dry gin mixed with zero sugar coke last weekend and the mixture tasted great! :-)

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    Default Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    We freeze the lemons whole.

    https://www.google.com/search?safe=a...sclient=psy-ab

    lurking.

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    Default Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    In the warmer areas there are so many you see them all over the road and peoples sections. Passed one yesterday, on the berm...lemons all in the gutters...
    My son allows neighbours to help themselves but still mows a lot up each year.

    Should be some method of sharing round the country...
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    Default Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    We do have a yearly collection here in Hawke's Bay which sends citrus to the South Island. Not to sure of the details. Rotary maybe?

    Ken

    Just looked it up.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-ba...ectid=12357278
    Last edited by kenj; 02-10-2020 at 08:45 AM.

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    Default Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lurking View Post
    We freeze the lemons whole.

    https://www.google.com/search?safe=a...sclient=psy-ab

    lurking.
    Thanks lurking for that suggestion. I clicked on the link and found that lemon slices can be frozen too. Also found that lemon pieces should be packed into freezer bags to remove air so that they池e in a frozen state and preserved well.

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    Default Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    ... <how do you delete this post?> can稚 find the delete button?? :-0
    Last edited by barryk; 02-10-2020 at 11:45 AM.

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    Default Re: Are there ways to preserve lemons?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    We do have a yearly collection here in Hawke's Bay which sends citrus to the South Island. Not to sure of the details. Rotary maybe?

    Ken

    Just looked it up.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-ba...ectid=12357278
    Thanks Kenj. Looked up the article too. Do you know if Rotary clubs in Auckland are part of the network that sends lemons or citrus to the Sth Island? If not, I値l ask a local one.

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