Zitrustage

Ever year the Austrian horticultural society is having an event in Schönbrunn about the history, culture and flavours of citrus plants.
After years of always missing out on this event, I finally made it and even got a place for the citrus tasting with Katharina Seiser, a succesfull austrian blogger and cook book author. Her blog is in German but you can check it out with google translate ;)

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I had such a lovely time and learned quite a bit about the different citrus plants and who is the parent and who is the child, etc. Abit confusing but very interesting. I did forget to bring a notepad for taking notes but the most interesting part was the tasting as you may have guessed!

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For the first time I got to try Meyer lemons, that are not easily available here and I especially loved the flavour of the Persian lime which has a lot less seeds compared to the Mexican lime.
I am a bit ashamed to say that I did not know up to this point that Bergamotte is indeed a real plant and not just a artifical flavour which gets mixed up with black tea. I really liked the fresh smell of it :)

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The Buddhas-hand lemon is quite fierce and impressive looking but it does not contain any citrus flesh.

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We learned that not only the fruit flesh can be eaten but also the white part called albedo, which can be packed with flavour as well and is not at all unhealthy as many people say.

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I loved the opportunity to be out of my new apartment and to see something new so I will stop with the text and post the rest of the pictures :)

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10 thoughts on “Zitrustage

  1. How beautiful these photos are! Did you like the Meyer Lemons Beatrice? They are definitely easier to find over here. I think they are quite good, ya? :)

  2. …….unglaublich: die fotos allein sind schon genug um mir das wasser im mund zusammen laufen zu lassen :-)

    1. Danke! Leider bekommt man diese tollen alten Sorten nicht oder fast nirgendswo deshalb kann ich diesen Zitrusworkshop nur empfehlen, um einmal an diese seltenen Sorten zu kommen ;)

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