Lifestyle

Pee power: Why this lemon is a wee bit bigger

Nancy Janson with her huge lemon.
Nancy Janson with her huge lemon. Luka Kauzlaric

WHEN life gave Nancy Janson lemons, one grew to an unusually large size.

Nancy and Gavin Janson were shocked at the size of a lemon which grew on their tree recently.

The Boyne Island couple who have had their tree for six years compared the size of one lemon which fell from the tree to a rockmelon.

"This is the biggest one we've had so far," Nancy said.

They would usually use lemons for cooking or drinking, and they give plenty away.

"If you've got a recipe and it says one lemon, I don't think you'd use this, it's more like five in one!" she said.

"It's too big to cut in half and be juiced, it'll have to be quartered. It's hard to figure out what we'll use it for."

The lisbon lemon tree is maintained by trimming and fertilisers.

"You've got a shed there. What goes in the shed, is men, and what do they do in the shed?" Nancy asked.

"They drink! And where do they go? Under the lemon tree," she laughed.

The tree was given to Gavin as a Christmas present from their daughter Bindi.

Nancy said the lemons grow year round. They also have a mango and mandarin tree.

Nancy Janson was amazed at the size of one of the lemons that grew on her tree.
Nancy Janson was amazed at the size of one of the lemons that grew on her tree. Luka Kauzlaric

Topics:  boyne island, editors picks, fruit growers, gardening



Storms are coming! What it means for your long weekend

Yes, it's going to affect your long weekend

REVEALED: Meteorite chasers in hunt for 'fragments' in Agnes

A meteorite may have been spotted crashing to earth this evening.

Reports that part of the object could have landed in Agnes bushland

Gladstone hairdresser drops 60kg for big day

Bridie Immoos and Michael Ritchie wed at Agnes Water on September 24.

Bride sheds 60kg ahead of big wedding day.

Local Partners

Channel 9 orders second season of Doctor Doctor

Rodger Corser stars in the TV series Doctor Doctor.

RURAL medical drama finds a loyal following.

Katy Perry gets naked to encourage people to vote

Katy Perry in Funny Or Die sketch

Katy Perry has stripped naked for a comedy video

Jogging Tom Hanks crashes wedding in Central Park

Tom Hanks stopped for a selfie with this bride and groom

MOVIE REVIEW: Storks delivers family fun

A scene from the movie Storks.

ANIMATION can be hit or miss but when it hits, it hits hard.

Nick 'the snake' to call the shots on Survivor jury

Australian Survivor contestant Nick Iadanza.

LATEST evictee is out of the game but will still have a say.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split after 11 years together.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

'Flex muscles': Gladstone suburb drops $120K

BUYERS are scooping unprecedented deals by “flexing their muscles at the table”

Few bright lights for property after mining downturn

The Gladstone Regional Council wants associated LNG companies like Bechtel to be apart of the EIS housing accommodation strategy from the outset of the projects and not mid-way through.

Tannum Sands continues to write its own property success story

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Market opens as Gladstone sellers drop prices to force sale

VENDORS are dropping the price on houses to force a sale.