Did I really get a lemon?

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Purchased what I thought was a Meyer dwarf lemon tree. Tons of green fruit.,.how long before they turn yellow or did I get a lime tree in error? Live in Ventura County CA, purchased JuLy 2017. Gets plenty of direct sunlight.
q did i really get a lemon
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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Sep 23, 2017
    Mine turn yellow later in the year, but actually ripen throughout.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 23, 2017
    Normally citrus ripens more towards late in the year. Give it time, it is still young and you will get used to its schedule.

  • Bunny Bunny on Sep 23, 2017
    My lemons were green all summer and only turned yellow in the dead of winter. Of course in North Carolina I have to bring it in for the winter, so I am not sure if California weather will have them turning sooner or later than NC. You may have to sacrifice one of the fruits to check the inside, but I wouldn't do that until the fruit softens a little. But whatever happens, you have a beautiful plant and it looks like it enjoys your California weather.

  • It is not the time of year for them to ripen, they will, just be patient.

  • DAG12262022 DAG12262022 on Sep 23, 2017
    I DID THE SAME THING WITH A TANGERINE TREE. THEY WILL TURN YELLOW WHEN THEY ARE RIPE. JUST LIKE ORANGES OR ANY CITRUS. WHEN IT GET COLD OR ABOUT FEBRUARY

  • Touchedpainter Touchedpainter on Sep 23, 2017
    let it grow to see if it lightens, but looks like a lime. Take a sprig, twig, leaves, fruit, to tour local garden center (real garden center not Lowes, Homedepot) they can tell you what it is. If you are near your State University, you can take it to your States Cooperative Extension Service there to ID.

  • Robyn Apodaca Robyn Apodaca on Sep 23, 2017
    Thank you❣️

  • Cindy Cindy on Sep 23, 2017
    You may have gotten a lemon tree from Mexico where limes are yellow and lemons are green.