Sorrento Lemon

January 2nd, 2010 | Fruit Maven

If enjoy stuff like giving a baby a lemon and watching them make crazy faces, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★½☆

Looks like every common (Eureka) lemon you have ever seen in your life.

AROMA Rating: ★★★★☆

Crazy strong and acidic, perfumy lemon scent.

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★½☆

Tight, firm and juicy flesh.

TASTE Rating: ★★★★½

Nicely acidic, not overwhelmingly sour.

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

I can kind of eat this lemon straight. It just smells so good and I want to like it so much that I just keep digging my teeth into it. I’m not saying I could snack on it exactly, but I’m pretty into it. I want to start making lemon bars, lemon curd, lemon meringue pie, and limoncello. OR I could save myself the trouble and just keep sucking out the juice. I think you know what I will choose.






All Year


Rancho Del Sol
Jamul, CA


Specialty Produce


I want to care about the history of lemons and the amalfi coast (gorgeous) and all sorts of lemony lore, but the truth is all I can think about is limoncello! Have you had limoncello? I’ve only had a super cheap version from the grocery store and I swear I could have licked the bottle it was so delicious. So when I found out that italian sorrento lemons are THE lemons to make it, I got off my lazy derriere and went to work.  No I did not go find grain alcohol. No I did not use the second best alternative, vodka.  I didn’t have it and while I would love some yummy lemony liquor I am not about to go get in the car and then drive to the store and then come home and make it. So I used what I had — gin!  Call me in a few weeks and I’ll let you know how it goes.  I. Can. Not. Wait. So yeah, you can probably call me tomorrow and I will have sampled it already because that’s just how I roll.

And for those of you that come for the fruit info: “In the 1956-57 season, California produced 11 million gallons of frozen lemon concentrate.” No, I don’t know why that particular year matters nor do I particularly care about frozen lemon concentrate, but if you readers demand facts, I provide them! You’re welcome.

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