Guide to Types of Lemons

Lemons are part of the Rutaceae family, and they have an oval shape with a low and broad nipple. Lemons have a yellow outer rind when they are ripe, and their flesh is split into eight to ten segments, which has a light yellow color. Some lemon fruits are seedless, but most of them contain a few seeds that are oval and smooth. The high acidity levels are what gives lemons their distinctive sour taste.

This fruit is packed with vitamin C, and studies show that it can also reduce the risk of having heart disease and stroke. Lemons also contain fiber, which helps our digestive system, and is brimming with antioxidants that help protect our body against free radicals.

Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. They are often used in baking, cooking, and juicing. That’s why in this article, we are going to list down the different types of lemons to help you determine their taste and uses.

Avalon Lemons

This type of lemon is similar to the Lisbon lemon. It is one of the two main types of lemons that you can commonly see at grocery stores. This type of lemon was first cultivated in Florida.

Bearss Lemons

Experts believe that this type of lemon was first cultivated in Italy, and it came from a variety of lemon that is now extinct. However, the bearss lemon that we know today originated in Florida during the early 1950s. This is a very popular type of lemon for lemon-growers, and they consider this as a true lemon. Bearss lemon has a high content of lemon out, and its tree can produce several high-quality fruits.

Buddha’s Hand Lemons

Also called the Finger Citron lemons, this type of lemon is distorted, but it is very fragrant. Unlike other lemons, this is not around fruit, but instead, it has several “fingers” that grows at the top of the lemon. This lemon’s pit and the rind is where the culinary benefits come from because it has no pulp or juice in its “fingers.” Some people consider this fruit as a symbol of good fortune, longevity, and happiness. In fact, people in China often include this type of lemons in their temple offerings.

Bush Lemons 

This type of lemon is also called as rough lemons because they have thick and bumpy skin. They are somewhat similar to a true lemon because its rind can also produce a robust flavor. Bush lemons are self-seeding lemons that have very little juice, firm flesh, and a strong taste. This makes them the right choice when it comes to grafting other varieties of lemons.

Citron Lemons

Citron lemons are often used for their rinds more than anything else, this is because they contain very little juice. This type of lemon can grow up to ten pounds in weight, and it has three distinct types. These types include the acidic pulp, the non-acidic pulp, and the pulp-free varieties. Nearly every part of the citron lemon has a vital use from culinary to medicine, you can do so much more than eat the lemon itself.

Dorshapo Lemons

This type of lemon is somewhat similar to the Eureka lemon, and experts believe that it was first cultivated in the early 1900s. This type of lemon has a sweet taste, and they are not that acidic compared to other lemons.

Eureka Lemons

This type of lemon is the predominant lemon that is commonly found in most countries around the world. While several varieties of lemon that have been developed throughout the years but the Eureka lemon stands out from all of them because it has a very prominent nipple end. This type of lemon also comes from thorn-less lemon trees that can bear fruit all year round. This is the reason why eureka lemons are very popular among lemon growers.

Lisbon Lemon

At first glance, you might think that the Lisbon lemon is a Eureka lemon because it also has a protruding end. This lemon has few or no seeds, and they can be very acidic. They grow better in locations that have colder climates, and the Lisbon lemon tree can produce fruit twice a year.

Meyer Lemons

Meyer lemons are not considered as true lemons because it is a combination of sweet orange and a lemon. It has a yellowish-orange color along with a pulp that is very juicy and sweet. This type of lemon is often preferred by chefs mainly because of their taste and texture, which you can use to make everything from sorbets to tarts. Meyer lemons have a floral aroma, and they are picked from their tree once they develop a yellow-orange color.

Organic Lemons 

This type of lemons is grown without the help of chemicals and pesticides, which is a vital part of you’re going to use the lemons for their peels and rinds.

Verna Lemons

This type of lemons is very acidic, just like the Eureka lemons. They contain only a few seeds, have thick skins, and they are incredibly juicy. Verna lemon trees can produce fruits twice a year, but if you’re lucky, they might provide a third batch of fruit in a year.