We love lemons!
August 29 is none other than the day to celebrate lemons. It’s the National Lemon Juice Day! Oh what a vibrant holiday indeed!
Lemon is that yellow citrus fruit we usually find associated with almost everything. Whether it is savory food, tangy desserts, flavored drinks, relaxing scents, cleaning products, or colored accessories, lemon is a common commodity.
But this regular egg-shaped pop fruit is not as common or widespread during the early times.
The History Lemon
Although its true origin is not clearly identified, studies have shown it may have originated from the tropical and subtropical parts of southeast Asia. The lemon fruity may have first grown along areas like northeast India (formerly Assam) and South China, and countries like Myanmar (formerly Burma).
It starts as a small tree or a spreading bush that has thorny branches. It blooms with white flowers characterized with purple edges before it bears the oval fruits that first come green and turn into yellow as it ripens.
Lemon was first introduced by Christopher Columbus in 1492 found through his expedition outside of Europe. He brought the lemon seeds to America and later in 1494 it was cultivated then the harvest was largely shipped to England and then the rest of the world.
In the 1800s it became a status symbol where affluent homes are decorated with lemon trees as a sign of their wealth making their gardens beautiful as well as fragrant.
Since its discovery, its use has been extensive between the culinary and non-culinary world. Having high acidity and strong astringent flavor, it is not eaten on its own. It is often used for enhancing or complimenting other flavors while its strong aroma is favorably used in many cleaning and cosmetic ingredients.
The unique shape and lively color also make it ideal for aesthetic and other artistic purposes.
Fountain pens inspired by lemons
The following remarkable fountain pens were researched and featured by EndlessPens in celebration of this exceptional holiday. Read more about these exciting pens below.
Visconti Breeze Fountain Pen Lemon
This fountain pen comes fashionable in the luscious dash of Lemon. Its classic style is seen in the acrylic resin barrel laced with marbled design. The body displays the hue of acidic yellow = It is completed with a steel nib available in an array of sizes and has a barrel ring that is finely engraved with a pattern and the word 'Breeze'. It is covered with a cap that displays the Visconti 'bridge'. It also has a pocket clip and contains a hidden magnet which securely clasps the pen barrel. It is a converter type of fountain pen that you can use with an ink or a cartridge.
Conway Stewart Model 100 Fountain Pen Lemon Meringue
This is a beautiful pen featuring the wonderful color of a Lemon Meringue with gold trims. This model is also available in other fun colors such as yellow mandarin and orange swirl. Its materials are synonymous with the historical Parker Duofold, It is used with a Cartridge Converter Filling system and can have a medium or fine gold nib. Its production is limited to only 50 pens for each color.
Maruzen 140th Anniversary Lemon Fountain Pen 14K Nib M 1400 Limited Edition
In celebration of Maruzen’s 140-year anniversary, they have crafted a limited edition of “lemon” inspired pens. Producing only 1400 pieces of its kind in 2009. This original Maruzen fountain pen is also associated with the short story titled “Lemon” which is known as a masterpiece of Motojiro Kajii and set in the Maruzen Kyoto store at the time of the Taisho era.
Its body has a vivid lemon color and the lemon pattern on the tip of the pen adds stability to the shaft for easy writing. This comes in a special decorative box set with the paperback edition of the short story. It is made with a 14K gold medium-sized nib
Esterbrook JR Pocket Fountain Pen - Lemon Twist
Another limited-edition fountain pen for pen enthusiast who loves the idea of a tropical vacation. It is a yellow resin pocket-sized fountain pen that is described to be a modern take on a vintage classic. It is expertly complemented by a gold-plated trim and turquoise accents on the top finial. It uses a standard international cartridge/converter and has a gold-plated stainless-steel nib. and the top of the pen has been engraved with the Esterbrook Eternity symbol. Additionally, it also comes with the other two limited edition colors that includes Orange Sunset and Blue Breeze. It’s all about cocktails, the ocean, and a summer you would surely remember.
Pilot Prera Beautiful Lemon-Yellow Fountain Pen
This modern fountain pen is lightweight, compact, and features an exquisite and smooth stainless-steel superfine nib that will help you write perfectly with no skipping even when doing fast strokes. It is a converter pen that uses an ink cartridge. People who use the Pilot Prera fountain pen raves about how perfect it is for daily and special use. This design is also available in a selection of other stylish colors that can best match your individual style.
M200 Lemon Press Pelikan Fountain Pen
This is a unique and limited-edition fountain pen with only 1200 pieces produced specially for the occasion of the 25th year anniversary of the Citroenpers book. This design was commissioned by the publisher Aldert Waltrecht from Pelikan in 2002 and they were issued by number. It is presented through a book which features several drawings and texts listed for this patron who was known to have a passion for poetry and art, paper and ink, books and fountain pens. The fountain pen is hidden in the pages of this special book and is truly a collectors’ item.
It’s truly a fun and engaging holiday and we are happy you were able to see these lemon inspired fountain pens. For other fun and vibrant variants of fountain pens, go and check out our selection and don’t forget, “When life gives lemons, make a lemonade.”
By Some Folks at EndlessPens