When to Pick Fruit From Lemon Trees

Lemons go through three stages in their lifetime. In the immature stage, lemons appear green in color. Three to four months later, lemons mature and turn a vibrant yellow. This happens early to mid-summer and indicates the lemons are ready to be picked. Unpicked lemons then go into the old stage, where they over-ripen and become a faded yellow.

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