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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Meyer Lemon is originally from China and thought to be a cross between a true lemon and a mandarin orange. The fruit is about the size and shape of a true lemon with a slight orange tint to the ripe fruit. It has a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common lemon (Lisbon or Eureka are typical grocery store varieties) and a fragrant edible skin. The Meyer lemon was introduced to the United States in 1908 as S.P.I. #23028, by the agricultural explorer Frank Meyer, an employee of the United States Department of Agriculture who collected a sample of the plant on a trip to China. It is commonly grown in China potted as an ornamental plant. Became popular as a food item in the United States after being rediscovered by chefs during the California Cuisine revolution. This photo was shot 3/6/2006. (JUDY DEHAAS/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)

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