How to store lemons
In the fridge (for a couple of weeks) or in a fruit bowl (for around one week). Once cut, wrap and keep in the fridge for up to four days.
When are lemons in season?
All year round, but at their best from January until March.
Choose the best lemons
Look for unblemished, firm lemons that feel heavy for their size and have no tinges of green (which means they’re underripe). Avoid very pale lemons, as they are older and will contain less juice.
The best lemons for juicing or serving in wedges are those with a smooth, thin skin. The best for zesting are those with a thicker, knobbly skin, which also tend to be on the large size.
If you intend to use the zest, buy unwaxed lemons (shops should state this clearly). If you can’t find them, scrub the lemons thoroughly before zesting.