Monday, August 17, 2009

The lemon…lime? in the coconut…

A change from hotel searching...Phew! you say...I hear ya...I hear ya.

In the strange but true category

we have a sweet well decidedly sour gender confused lemon tree

species confused? Fruit confused?

Just plain ole’ Confrused Scooby.

But beautiful all the same.

We Love all of our babies...green or otherwise.

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It is glorious in it’s yellow and green striped skin..and pink flesh.

It’s leaves proudly variegated.

Not your ordinary lemon

no siree.

But…This summer, a long new branch stretched and reached out…and out

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And the fruit is different…very.

the leaves are different…it is a brother from another mother

so say I.

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It smells lusciously like lime…looks like lime

Is certainly prolific this long branched peculiarity.

I dunno. Shaking head confused.

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I brought it in…cut it

mixed it...

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It’ll do. Oh...it'll do beautifully.

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It’s still summer here and will be for months...and months

And we all need a cooling refreshing cocktail. No?

~Fill a glass with ice

add a nice shot of Limoncello…some sparkling water…and a squeeze of lemon

or lime.~

whatever.

And if you can help me figure out my tree sit-chi-a-tion

I’ll have one waiting for you.

Truly I will.

48 comments:

Mary Kay Andrews said...

I think your original tree was grafted onto root-stock, and this branch must be a throw-back to that. I have a dwarf Meyer lemon, and all of a sudden last year, it sprouted this branch with much larger leaves--so that's what that sitch-er-atshun was about. But hey, I'm a writer, not a botanist!

Deborah said...

We are of the same thought...I just got myself a glass of iced lime water! LoVe the photo of the limes with the blue in the background. Yummy. It could have been grafter...but I had a rose tree once that produced giant coral flowers and after ten years it suddenly sprouted one branch that had tiny little heirloom roses. Spooks in the garden. Endless summer here also.

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Delicious photos and the beverage looks delightful, but months more of summer would have me in tears. Bring me autumn!

simpledaisy said...

Ok..I am totally jealous! I would love to be able to grow a lemon/lime tree in my yard! But then it might force me to drink to many margaritas!

Farmgirl Paints said...

HA! Well it's confused. I bet it tastes delicious though:) I can't believe you have that in your yard. I'm so jealous!!!

Renae said...

oooohh sounds so yummy...I have some Limoncello in my freezer, I like the idea of sparkling water with it, as alone it's too sweet for me. So whatever kind of tree it is, the drinks are yummy!
Fun post...
R

Joyce said...

Oh... Linda this looks heavenly!! I love a good lemon, lime or keylime anything. Enjoy. xoxo

Susan said...

great summer drink recommendation... I will try it while my in-laws are visiting this weekend :)!

blushing rose said...

I would love THIS tree in my yard ... lemon or lime anything is fine with me. TTFN ~Marydon

Maria Killam said...

That looks so yummy! It's an orange/lime? Never seen a fat round one like that before. Lovely to visit your blog!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Mary Kay and Deb...I was thinking that, particularly since it came from so low. But was amazed that it could be a Lime. But kinda fun picking lemon's and limes (oranges?)from the same tree!

I have a feeling...with the amount of fruit on the tree...that I will be making limoncello for Christmas gifts.

Thanks for your fun comments!

Jane said...

That's a new one to me. I grew up with a grove of Ponderosa lemon and Persian lime trees...some key limes, too. Nothing like yours...how cool!

Your limoncello with sparkling water sounds so yummy! I've been drinking basil and lime (or lemon) infused iced water this week...quite refreshing on a hot day!

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Tamara Jansen said...

Mmmmmm, yummy! I could use one of those right now :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Whatever the mystery turns out to be, the drink looks fabulous!

food with style said...

lucky you, pink lemons and limes in one tree! mary kay is right, it was most likley grafted on a lime tree and its sporting an old branch so you can mix and match and your cocktails! i love the pink striped, mine is soooooooo non prolific, 3 lemons in 8 years, good thing i am not waiting for that perfect cocktail! gorgoeous pics as always!

jain, from onceinabluemoon, but who started foodwithstyle and is too lazy to sign out and be me again! come check out my new blog, its pretty food made by others!

Pam Kersting said...

It obviously was a graft. That is where they make a hybrid plant off of the root stock of another fruit tree. In your case, the Root stock aka "Mother Plant" is sprouting new growth. I do think it is most likely a lemon. Just give it time to ripen and go yellow. This same thing happened to me this winter -- I had a lovely flowering apricot tree and my husband cut it back a little too far. What appeared this winter was NOT an apricot, but a wild cherry. :-(

sealaura said...

what a refreshing post dear linda! I love the first picture, I would frame it. it says aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah to me. i do miss my fruit trees now that I live in apt but luckily lemon and orange groves are a plenty here in the land of red. They are even all over campus. have a great day. :)

Renee Finberg said...

i had one of those trees once.
they are the best !
xx

Üdo Ümami said...

OMG! This post is my therapy!!! GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL DRINKY POO!!!! Just the refresher I needed to rest my eyes on as I slave away at the office today.... ::sigh:: I can smell the sea water in the warm breeze already! XoXoxo <3 Üdo

Cheryl said...

Yum, I am ready. And I love the photos!

for the love of a house said...

It is Beautiful! Whatever it is. Yes, thank you.... I would love some homemade lemoncello for Christmas, thanks so much for thinking of me! Just put it right there next to the mayo!!!;)

Melissa said...

I'm not sure what it is, but it sure looks good in that glass with some ice! Especially now, as we start tiling another room!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

I suppose if I came over and hung out at your house for a few days I could help you figure it out. lol :)

Yansy said...

Looks yummy! Don't you just love living in Florida? I love Buenos Aires, last time I visited I had the privilige of staying at the Alvear Palace Hotel, it was fantastic. The Four Seasons is also a great choice. The prices happen to be the best part.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Isn't that a "Cocktail Tree" ? I think it's supposed to have oranges,lemons and limes growing on it.

Karen Deborah said...

You've got a grafted tree and this branch came from below the joint perhaps, but I'll take a drink regardless you make it look so positively DIVINE!

eddieross said...

YUM! We want a sip!

Eddie + Jaithan

Barbara Jacksier said...

Since you are in a citrus mood check out the lemons I photographed in Pompeii and posted on Aug 10th.

I'm Julia said...

Ah, refreshing. I wish lemons & limes liked me as much as I like them. Isn't it fun when an outlaw pops up on a plant?

Lovely blog :-)
Julia @ Drawn to the Sea

SeaWorthy said...

Man, now THATS what Im talkin about!!
Gorgeous...just dont over think it, run with it!
Lisa
coastal nest

Linda Lou said...

Now you're talking Linda - a little limoncello can make any lemon or lime taste a little better...

MissBliss said...

wow... what a cute fruit...

and yes, we need cooling and refreshing cocktails down here in Miami Beach, most definitely!

Cheers!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

That's one nice pink lemonade with limes shaped like oranges tree you got there! What ever it is, looks like a delicious prob-lem-o to have!
Karla & Karrie

Andee Layne said...

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Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

There is a special drink made at the Valley Club in Montecito, CA made with this very type of lemon/lime.
It's fabuloso - they won't divulge - but it tastes a little like a Lemon Drop.
On another note - I've not been to Buenos Aires so don't know of a good place to stay there. It's on the list though - so if you find something - let me know.
Cheers!
Ry

Ms. Tee said...

How strange! But sooo very cool! I'd love to have a lemon/lime/limon tree in my backyard. :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Hmmm... a lemon that wanted to be a lime... perhaps YOUR tree was trying to please YOU because it read your LIME in the Coconut blog!!!
Ok... that's the best I can do... may I have a little beverage now?
ENJOY!

sealaura said...

i love this post. came back this morning to feel refreshed again!

Lauren said...

oh my gosh so beautiful!!!! i can just never get over your pics!!

Eloise said...

Fabulous pictures! The confused little lemon tree cracked me up.

The drink looks divine. Pass one my way please!

Have a great weekend. Glad you're enjoying summer.

Cobalt Violet said...

O.K., you got me... off to the store to get some lemoncello!!! Beautiful pictures, by the way... I want to do a watercolor of that lemon/lime! It's wonderful!

Rhonda Roo said...

It's a
Lindalimeamon.
:-)
Pass the ice please, won't you?
xoxoxoxoxoox

The Decorated House said...

Hey there!
I hope I told you thanks for you list. I think I did...who knows once we hit 40. LOL someone said that the other day. 40...right!
So I wish I had seen that farmer's market, I could eat there all day.
Although most antique shops were closed on Mon, we had a great time and you beaches were perfect. Just before the really hot meltdown!
Have a great weekend!

Preppy Little Dress said...

lovely blog, awesome photos!

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

I love love limes - I have lime everyday. It must be a latin thing.

Rita said...

Delicious photos and the beverage looks delightful, Bring autumns for me.

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Stephanie said...

I would love to see a lemon or lime or lemonlime growing here and watching the squirrels ruin all the fruit

as the do with any fruit tree we manage to have

...their little puckered face, they wouldn't know what hit 'em!

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