Lemon Trees
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When to Pick the Lemons

Anonymous added on August 12, 2012 | Answered

When are the lemons ripe enough to pick?

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Nikki
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Answered on August 13, 2012

Lemons are ripe and ready to pick once they have completely turned yellow. However, slightly green-yellow ones can still be picked and will normally ripen off the tree, provided they are large enough. They should also be somewhat heavy feeling and hard with a ‘glossy’ look to them. If it’s kind of squishy, you’ve waited too long. The lemon should also be about 2-3 inches in diameter.

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