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Marco Arment
I somewhat object to Apple’s use of “Meyer Lemon” as the color name for their unambiguously yellow watchbands and cases. Meyers are mandarin/lemon hybrids, and the best ones are usually light orange. Left to right: mandarin orange, Meyer lemon, yellow Chock Full O’Nuts lid.
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Marco Arment Sep 11
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Also, for those of you unfamiliar with Meyer lemons: If you see them for sale, just buy some. They’re not always available in most places, so take advantage when you can. Anywhere you’d use a lemon, use a Meyer instead. They’re sweeter and more complex, and rinds smell amazing.
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Jill E Duffy Sep 11
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Comparing Apple and oranges, I see
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Deyton Sehn Sep 11
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There are Meyer Lemon trees all over the Bay Area, and I've only ever seen them yellow. Maybe with proper care (or growing elsewhere) a good one will be orange, but I think most folks around here would agree that they're yellow so I'm guessing that's how Apple named it.
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Zachary Reiss-Davis Sep 11
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I second this. It might be regional. I’ve grown Meyer lemons (multiple houses, multiple plants) in the Bay Area, California and think of them as yellow when perfect.
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Ashwin Dollar Sep 11
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I think this is the first time I’ve seen an orange Meyer lemon. The ones I’ve seen in grocery stores have always been yellow.
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Sam Withrow Sep 11
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Hi I'm familiar w/ Meyer lemons (used to have a tree in my yard), and what you've got there strikes me as an unusually orange one. Mine (and those I now buy in the store) are very yellow
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Kirk McElhearn Sep 11
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I had never heard of it before, but this and other sites show them as very yellow.
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Tom Jones Sep 11
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Meyer Lemon from Wikipedia entry.
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Peter Pumpkin 🎃 Spice Cohen Sep 11
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It's OSCAR Meyer Lemon, to be precise.
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Peter Gosik 🏳️‍🌈 Sep 11
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My experience of Meyer lemons has them significantly yellower than your example, but to play devil’s advocate: perhaps it’s a reference to the color of the fruit inside 😂
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CM "Gemini" Harrington Sep 11
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Banana Slug Yellow.
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october be like 🎃👻🍆 Sep 11
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Did Siracusa hack your twitter
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The Spooky Millennial™ Sep 11
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Add me to the voices saying “I have used Meyer lemons, and they are usually identifiable by their surprisingly orange hue”
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David Copeland Sep 11
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Do we need to be concerned that you had ready access to a Choc Full O'Nuts lid?!?!
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Matt Sep 11
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It looks like a banana.
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Jason Gregori Sep 11
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Totally serious: Meyer lemons are actually yellow in California. The case matches what’s in the grocery stores here.
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