Saskatchewan Grown What?!?!?

Rumour had it that a couple in Saskatchewan were growing lemons. Now, if you don’t know Saskatchewan, Canada you need to imagine snow drifts above the roof tops along with wind. The wind blows in furiously with the winter cold hard enough to lift up a water tank. That happened to us. I looked out the window on a casual Saskatchewan afternoon and noticed that our 1200 gallon water tank had blown into the field just like it was any other day. Hmm. It’s also not uncommon to become stuck in the snow, two or maybe three times in one day. You’d better get out and shovel. The winters here always make me feel extreme especially when I venture outside with only my eye balls showing. Can your eyeballs get frost bite? Yes.
So imagine my surprise to learn that there was a mature lemon tree right on these snow covered prairies. Only in my wildest dreams did I imagine being able to get local citrus fruit. It’s an amazing treat to have this taste of sunshine (and incredible vitamin c) throughout the winter. I wonder if any food will be able to top Saskatchewan grown lemons. And they are oh so beautiful. Picked fresh and ripe from the tree, they smell like heaven.


2 thoughts on “Saskatchewan Grown What?!?!?

  1. Where are they growing the lemons? Meyers, or regular lemons? I live in SK, and have thought about some citrus trees in the living room, but sort of thought they’d be awfully big…

    1. You can get lemon trees at Dutch growers. These are grown by Assiniboia. Not sure what kind.

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