Wonderful Seedless Lemons are Non-GMO Project Verified lemons that Wonderful Citrus has the exclusive rights to grow and distribute in the U.S. They have the same great taste you know and love from traditional lemons, just without those pesky little seeds.
An Australian farmer discovered a seedless lemon tree after years of studying various lemon varieties and using traditional breeding techniques. To create more trees, the farmer took buds from the seedless lemon tree and replanted them in the existing rootstocks of other trees - a process called budding. Another seedless lemon variety was also discovered in South Africa. After more than a decade of observing trees in the field after the initial budding, we have made these seedless lemons available in the U.S. as Wonderful Seedless Lemons.
To grow Wonderful Seedless Lemons, a bud is taken from an existing seedless lemon tree and budded onto a root stock (the existing base) of another tree. This process is called budding, a horticultural technique used to join parts from two or more plants so that they grow as a single plant. One tree turned into acres of trees, which is how Wonderful Seedless Lemons were born.
Yes, Wonderful Seedless Lemons are naturally seedless and Non-GMO Project Verified. To grow new Wonderful Seedless Lemon trees, a bud or plant is removed from an existing tree and replanted into the root stock of another tree, which is the existing roots/base of a tree. This process is called budding, a horticultural technique used to join parts from two or more plants so that they grow as a single plant.
Seedless lemon varieties have been around for more than 25 years in California. However, it's taken years to perfect the growing and farming practices, and acres of orchards to grow and mature enough trees to produce the quantity of fruit needed to bring these lemons to market.
Over the years, lemons have become a household staple for cooking, cocktails, cleaning and more, making Wonderful Seedless Lemons even more desirable. Throughout the next five years, our trees will continue maturing to support year-round availability and increased distribution. With seedless lemons, Americans can take the hassle out of cooking and save time in the kitchen. Simply put, seedless lemons are Wonderful!
Wonderful Seedless Lemons are in season from October through June and are available nationally at Whole Foods and Trader Joes, Amazon Fresh, along with select Costco stores and local grocery retailers. To find a store that sells Wonderful Seedless Lemons near you, visit https://www.wonderfulseedlesslemons.com/where- to-buy
The Wonderful Seedless Lemons brand is owned by Wonderful Citrus. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates, and harvests over 50,000 acres of fresh citrus, including Mandarins, Navel and Valencia oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, and other citrus varieties.
Wonderful Citrus’ parent company is the Wonderful Company, a CPG company headquartered in Los Angeles. The Wonderful Company also owns well-known brands such as Halos®, POM Wonderful® and Wonderful® Pistachios.