It would give you the pip

Townsville Bulletin - - Front Page -

FISH­ING out lemon pips from your Christ­mas seafood plat­ter could be­come a thing of the past af­ter the de­vel­op­ment of a seed­less lemon. Next year, you could look for­ward to a seed-free Yule. But for now, pent-up de­mand for the fruit was still far out­strip­ping sup­ply, said cen­tral Queens­land cit­rus farmer Craig Pressler who has de­vel­oped the Eureka Seed­less lemon af­ter 10 years of se­lec­tive breed­ing.

Launched yes­ter­day at the Bris­bane Mar­kets, the lemon was snapped up by the restau­rant and cater­ing trade: a key sell­ing point for the fruit was its shorter han­dling time, which helps cut labour costs.

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