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How Long Does a Lemon Tree Take to Produce Fruit?

By Nannette Richford ; Updated September 21, 2017

When lemon trees produce fruit depends on the cultivar and growing conditions. Many produce a few fruit in 4 to 7 years and more abundant fruit as the tree matures.


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Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with more than four years' experience in online writing. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in teaching 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.