A pale lemon coloured fruit about 1.5 – 2.5cm in diameter with a tough star shaped core – textured much like an apple core. The core often contains very small black seeds and the thin flesh is spongy. The fruit exudes an incredible tropical citrus aroma (much more so when fresh) and a very strong acid flavour of lemon and tropical spice characters.
Lemon Aspen has a wonderfully tart lemon taste with a hint of grapefruit. It works well with Quandongs and Muntries. They need to be picked slightly underripe.
100g of lemon aspen equals something close to the juice, zest and pulp of about 6 large lemons
A great way to use lemon aspen is to cook it out with a little water in a saucepan. You then puree it and cool it down. You can now use this in a dressing, cheesecake, marinade or just about anything.
An ingredient in Lemon Aspen Lilly Pilly Drink Mix – available in our BUSH FOOD SHOP