Something lemony was required for CWA morning tea
so a batch of Lemonies were whipped up.
Quick and easy and oh so lemony, they were a hit.
I knew I was taking a risk letting my little Lemonade tree bear fruit and when I noticed the poor thin little branch starting to split I hurriedly cut off all the fruit, new flowers and tiny fruit buds.
This is the harvest.
Big, fat Lemonades A little larger than lemons and very full of juice.
They turn yellow when ready but I couldn't wait any longer and risk too much damage to the tree.
I pruned the branches right back and gave the poor little thing a good hit of fertilizer and I promise to remove any flowers till it is a lot bigger and sturdier.
They are such prolific little trees with what seems like a constant supply of flowers and fruit.
Anyhow the fruit , though not fully mature, are very juicy and quite sweet and lemony
and the temperature hit 28C degrees so it was time for a cocktail.
Helsie's Downfall to be exact !