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Lemons are so beautifully versatile – from being the perfect finish to a G & T to preserved lemon on roast chicken, from lemon cheesecakes or meringue to the zest sprinkled on Moroccan-style dishes. There really isn’t much that lemon can’t be added to.
It is well known that they are high in vitamin C, but they also contain vitamin B, sodium, folate and fibre. They reduce acidity and inflammation in the body, are powerful antioxidants and improve the health and function of your heart.
The Lisbon lemon tree grows well in South Africa and thrives in hot conditions, even tolerating some serious wind. Growing your own lemons is so rewarding. They’re delicious when squeezed fresh into a G&T or over salads, and irresistible when preserved or dried. T.
They are packed with nutrients too. Of course, they have loads of vitamin C, but they also have fibre, sodium, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and folate. They’re excellent antioxidants, improve heart health, boost immunity, and have anti-ageing properties.
The Rough Skin Lemon is the the first cultivar of lemon in South Africa. It has a bumpy, uneven thick skin, and is popular for it’s juicier, sweeter flavour.
Rough Skin Lemon is a quite a large tree, but can be pruned to maintain a reasonable height. It can withstand cold climates