The Meyer Lemon is simply the best and most popular lemon for the home orchardist. Who can be without a fresh lemon, be it for cooking, complimenting that fish or adding to your G & T ? This variety is a prolific fruiter that produces fruit heavily year after year - each fruit with a wonderful flavour and giving an abundance of juice. The Meyer Lemon is relatively thin skinned , is smooth in appearance and presents as a nice bright yellow fruit.Their leaves are dark and shiny and the fragrant flowers are white with a purple base.The fruit is generally yellow and rounder than a true lemon with a slight orange tint when ripe. It has a sweeter less acidic flavour than the more common Lisbon lemon. The leaves are lush and glossy ,the small white flowers are intensely fragrant.This variety is more tolerant of cooler growing conditions than some other types of lemon tree. Meyer Lemons are popular as ornamental plants due to their compact size, hardiness and productivity.They are highly decorative and thus suitable for growing in patio or garden containers. The Meyer Lemon is a native of China thought to be a cross between a true lemon and a sweet orange or mandarin.