Flo’s Wartime Tips – no 2 (keeping oranges and lemons)

I thought about adding this to my post on zest but it came from my grandmother’s notes so I wanted to give her proper credit!

To be honest, I think that her notes on keeping citrus fruits were probably from either before or shortly after the war as I doubt that lemons and oranges were readily available to most during the war.  Her notes only mention oranges and lemons but I can’t see why this wouldn’t work for grapefruits too.

I haven’t had a chance to try this to see how well and for how long it works but the gist of the tip is that you place the fruit, stem end down into 2 inches of dry sand and at least 2 inches apart.  Simples!

I imagine this would be a good way of keep citrus fruit from starting to wilt whilst camping.


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