Market Lemon is a term used to refer to the most common type of lemon that is commercially available in markets and grocery stores. It is a variety of lemon that is grown and cultivated for mass consumption and is typically available year-round. The lemon fruit is an ellipsoid berry surrounded by a green rind, which ripens to yellow, protecting soft yellow segmented pulp. Lemon trees can reach 3–6 m (10–20 ft) in height and can live for many years.
Market Lemon is usually oval-shaped with a bright yellow, thick, and textured skin that is rich in essential oils. It has a tangy and acidic taste and is commonly used in cooking, baking, and drinks, such as lemonade.
- Market Lemon is oval-shaped with a bright yellow, thick, and textured skin that is rich in essential oils. The fruit is typically 5-8 cm in diameter.
- Market Lemon has a tangy and acidic taste with a strong citrus aroma. The flavor is slightly sweeter than other types of lemons, with a lower acidity level.
- Market Lemon trees bear fruit year-round, but the main harvesting season is from late winter to early summer.
- Market Lemon is a cold-tolerant variety and can withstand temperatures as low as 20°F (-7°C).
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