Lemon Trees

Do You Wait Until a Lemon Is Yellow Before Picking?

bigsis added on August 29, 2012 | Answered

Some of my green lemons have burst open and appear to be mature. If picked early, do green lemons ripen or should I leave them on the tree until completely yellow? Some lemons have fallen on the ground.

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Answered on August 30, 2012

Slightly green-yellow ones can still be picked and will normally ripen off the tree, provided they are large enough. They should be about 2-3 inches in diameter.

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