It was lemonade weather on Sunday. Really, really hot.
And the Meyer lemons are finally ready to be picked.
They've been teasing us for at least a month, becoming a darker and darker yellow ... but the tree has not "released" them in great numbers, until Sunday.
For comparison, here are some Meyers and conventional lemons.
Along with being smaller and more orange in color, Meyers are more fragile. Their skin is thin, and they will start spoiling in three or four days after being picked. This is why you don't see them in stores very much, although I think commercial growers put something on the skin to help preserve them.
For the home grower, don't wash your lemons until you are ready to use them. There is a naturally occurring coating on the skins that helps preserve the lemons.
Oh, about that lemonade ... it was wonderful.