You will receive the exact 3,000 Two Cent (2c) "Meyer Lemons" Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Coil Stamps in its original packaging (Scott #5256, 1/19/2018), as pictured. The item is brand new, never used, in mint condition.The stamp art features an illustration by John Burgoyne. The artist used pen and ink and watercolor to create the stamp art, which depicts a whole Meyer lemon next to two wedges of the cut fruit. Thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin or sweet orange, the Meyer lemon has its roots in. Though no one knows when the plant first appeared. Meyer, for whom the lemon was later named, encountered the dwarf fruit trees in the early 1900's in. Where they were grown primarily for ornamental rather than culinary purposes. Meyer, who worked for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), had been tasked with discovering the native plants of other countries that might thrive in the. In 1908, he sent a specimen of the tree to the USDA Plant Introduction Station in.
It rapidly gained popularity with gardeners as an ornamental potted plant. Sometimes smaller and rounder than true lemons, Meyer lemons have a smooth skin and range in color from deep yellow to light orange, with a dark yellow or orange pulp. Moderately acidic, they are very juicy and somewhat sweeter than true lemons, with hints of mandarin and sweet lime.
Their rinds have a complex scent, slightly herbal and spicy. The bitter pith layer found in regular lemons is quite thin in the Meyer, so the fruit can be used in its entirety. Though stories vary about who is responsible for making the fruit a culinary superstar, today Meyer lemons are sought by chefs and home cooks for their aromatic, slightly sweet quality. Meyer lemon trees are easily grown by individuals in gardens in citrus-growing areas and in containers elsewhere.Art director Derry Noyes designed this stamp with an existing illustration by John Burgoyne. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\1941-Now: Unused".
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