Asked on Aug 10, 2012

Meyer lemon tree question

Douglas HuntElaine S


I have a 3-4 yr old Meyer lemon tree in a pot. It set fruit this year for the first time. The lemons are still yellow/green and have been for quite a while. When do these things usually ripen fully?
3 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 10, 2012

    Figure on four months from bloom to ripe fruit, Elaine. If it is still yellow-green it is not fully ripe. A fully ripe Meyer lemon should be a golden orange/yellow. You'll develop a feel for this the longer you have your tree, but there's nothing like a taste test.

  • Elaine S
    on Aug 11, 2012

    Thank you for the input! Just have patience, right? :)

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 12, 2012


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