E for Etrog (Citrus medica)

The nursery promotes it as ‘lemon on steroid’ but an etrog is a citron.  It has a fragrant rind and sweet pith that is perfect for making glacé/candied peel.  I slice it straight into a fennel salad; delicious.

The etrog has an extraordinary number of seeds and if you want to use the fruit for a Jewish religious ceremony, you’d have to grow one from a seed and have it certified as such.  A fruit from a grafted tree won’t do.  Blemishes are a no-no but it’s a fruit that bugs just love to take a nibble at. Mine would fail the test but all the same it would scent a bottle of vodka happily.

E is for Etrog, a fruit, a vegetable and a ‘flavour enhancer’.

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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