Also known as the “variegated pink lemon” or the “variegated Eureka lemon” due to its splotchy, colorful foliage, this unique citrus was discovered in 1930 in Burbank, California.
At the time, the growers weren’t trying to cultivate pink lemons. These lush citrus fruits were a result of a spontaneous mutation on a Eureka lemon tree.
The pink lemon’s flesh contains a high concentration of lycopene, an antioxidant that gives many fruits and vegetables their red pigment. Pink grapefruit and tomatoes also get their ruby hues from lycopene.
The flavor is very similar to a regular Eureka lemon.
-The fruit inside is a light pink, but it's not vibrant enough to dye other foods or beverages pink.
- When ripe, the outer peel will be completely yellow, which makes it appear to be a normal lemon (not variegated).
- This fruit is non-gmo. Only 0.5% of all the lemons grown in the U.S. are pink inside. All of the pink lemons we offer are USA grown.
The total weight of each box varies depending on the size, shape, and mass of the fruit:
- Small Box contains up to 3-5 pounds.
- Large Box contains up to 8-10 pounds.
- Extra Large Box contains up to 16-20 pounds.
- Bulk Box contains up to 34-40 pounds.
We ALWAYS recommend ordering a LARGE BOX for the best value, when compared to a Small Box. Because shipping, handling, and delivery are so expensive per package, the Large Box will contain more fruit and ultimately a better value.