The loss of the lemon tree


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  1. joe age 6 says:

    My Meyer lemon is potted and has some fruit which is yellow but hard.When should i pick it?

  2. Caroline says:

    Well, Joe-age-6, the best test of ripeness would be a gentle squeeze. If the lemon is hard then that means that it won’t have much juice or flavour. Meyer lemons are greenish when slightly immature and then they turn a rich yellow-orange when fully ripe. It sounds like your fruit still has some time to go before you pick it so wait until it starts looking more orangy and it feels softer – if you can!

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