If life gives you lemons…

The giant lemon alongside an average sized lemon.

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade, goes the old saying, but what happens if life gives you a lemon on steroids? This freakishly large lemon, weighing in at a bouncy 1.162kg, so surprised Eleanor Smith that she just had to take a picture of it and send it in to the Bulletin, which like any other newspaper worth its newsprint relishes the scantiest of opportunities to publish images of prodigious produce. This prize piece of tart-tasting citrus, says Eleanor, was given to her handyman husband, Geoffrey, by one of his customer’s. “Funny enough, the customer is a Smith himself who also lives here in Tokai,” says Eleanor. “This huge lemon was growing from his tree in his backyard. It looked nothing like the others and he gave it to my husband.” The average lemon weighs 85 to 113 grams.