Myers Lemon Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Port St. Lucie, Fl
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Question by alcaracu2
August 2, 2010
I have a myer's lemon tree in a pot on my Lanai, the fruit is green, how much longer before the lemons are yellow, I have had the tree since May. As always thanks

Answer from NGA
August 2, 2010
Lemons are green as they develop, turning yellow when first ripe. (Extremely ripe Meyer lemons actually take on a lovely orange hue.) Once mature, most varieties will hang on the tree for several months slowly growing larger and developing thicker skins. It's difficult to say exactly how long it takes a lemon to ripen, but I'd wait until the skin turns a lemony yellow before harvesting! Best wishes with your lemon tree!

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