Answer: Citrus takes a long time to ripen. Your fruit could be ripe 6 to 9 months after the tree bloomed, and once ripe the fruit will still hold on the tree for a long time. You will know when it is ripe by color and taste. You may also find that your tree drops some of the unripe fruit over time, it probably will not carry all of the lemons to maturity.
If the branches are coming from below the graft, or under ground, remove them as soon as they appear right away. If they are smaller branches growing along the trunk you can remove them as desired for appearance. Generally speaking, it is better to stop any unwanted growth early rather than waiting until it has put on some size.
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