Update: The winner of the Meyer lemon tree was comment #120, Sommer. I’ve already been in touch with Sommer and she is delighted to have won. Hope you enjoy the tree and we’re all looking forward to seeing the tasty treats you create with your own Meyer lemons!
Not long after I posted the recipe for the Meyer Lemon Chicken earlier this week, an email popped into my box from Travis at Brighter Blooms Nursery. He was asking if I’d be interested in hosting a giveaway for one of their lemon trees. Of course, I wasted no time replying to him that I’d be delighted to give a Meyer lemon tree to one of my readers! So, for all of you who commented on how you’d love to have a Meyer lemon of your own, here’s your chance!
Brighter Blooms Nursery is offering one 3-4 ft. Meyer lemon tree. Meyer lemons can be grown in pots in any part of the country and outdoors in Zones 8-11. If you haven’t seen them before, the Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. It has a slightly sweeter, but still very tart, taste than a regular lemon. In case you’re wondering, I live in Zone 7 and keep mine on the deck for the warmer months. We move it indoors in late Fall before the first cold temperatures. Meyer lemons are self-pollinating and are very heavy bearing trees. They bloom in the Spring and the fruit ripens during the winter. You’re going to love having your own fresh citrus during the cold winter months!
To enter the giveaway (technically a sweepstakes), simply leave a comment below telling me what recipe you’d make with your very own Meyer lemons. Entries will remain open through Friday, January 13, and a winner be selected on January 14. Open to residents of the continental U. S. only with the exceptions of California, Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona. Sorry guys, but agricultural restrictions prevent shipping these plants into your states :-)
Good luck everyone! I can’t wait for one of you to get this beautiful little tree!
Note: I am in no way affiliated with Brighter Blooms Nursery and have received no compensation whatsoever for hosting this giveaway.