Sun-yellow citrus fruits

Rare varieties of citrus fruit thrive and ripen in the architecturally unusual orangery at Gut Guntrams. They are available from the farm to enjoy yourself or to process: The peel of Guntrams’ organic lemons can be grated and dried for use in patisserie and mixed with granulated sugar to make the popular lemon sugar.

If you soak the peel in alcohol and add sugar, you can enjoy lemon liqueur. Of course, you can also do it without alcohol: if you soak the peel in sugar, after a few weeks of maturing, you get a delicately flavoured syrup that is a delight when diluted with water.

A rare feast for the eyes is the Guntramser Citrus Medica Maxima – it’s hard to believe how large the fruit of this citrus species can grow: Also known as citronate, cedrat or cedar fruit, this variety can weigh up to two kilograms!

The peel is thick and furrowed and the juice is very sour, similar to that of a lemon. The thinly sliced peel looks very decorative and is ideal for flavouring dishes.

Candied lemon peel is produced by candying the peel of this type of lemon. It is used as a baking spice, for example for stollen and fruit bread. The evergreen leaves and lush flowers also have a pleasant fragrance.

‘Buddha’s hand’ is a variety of citron and stands out due to the unusual shape of its fruit, which is reminiscent of a hand with many fingers. The plant originates from the Himalayan region and is used as an offering in Buddhist temples. It is regarded as a symbol of happiness, contentment and long life.

The fruits have a pleasant citrus-like odour and are very decorative. Their thick peel is used to make candied lemon peel, jam and liqueur. The essential oil is very suitable for perfumes. Buddha’s hand blossoms in spring and autumn, the buds are purple in colour.

The orangery is a special location and is suitable for events, celebrations and seminars – either inside or on the spacious terrace with a view of the orchards, depending on the weather and season.