The Meyer Lemon is a citrus fruit from China. It is thought to be a cross of a lemon and mandarin orange. It is called a Meyer Lemon because it was back to America by Frank Meyer in 1908. He was an agricultural explorer for the USDA.
Meyer Lemons are large, juicy citrus fruit that has a smooth, pliable rind that is relatively thin. Most Meyer Lemons are very juicy and full of seeds. It is very low in acid and tastes similar to an un-sweet orange with lemon undertones. The skin is usually light orange in color, and they sometimes look like a blotted lemon. Meyer Lemons are in season from November to March.