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Old 12-07-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
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Question When to pick lemons?

First year with a fruit tree so kind of a dumb question, but when do I pick these things? Anyone got some kind of rule of thumb or tips/suggestions?
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Mine are ready mid dec to early January. Meyer lemons. Just look at them, when they go from yellowish green to dark yellow and appear to shrink a little, they are juicy ready. If in doubt, sample a few.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:20 AM   #3
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I was in Rockport last week,and it sure looked like there's a good crop of lemons this year.
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I use the sqeeze test for my oranges and lemons. When they are firm let them stay. Looks like my oranges need about one more month to start getting a little soft and juicy. Like picking vine ripe tomatoes so the longer you can leave them the better they get.
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Pick them now!
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December always seems the right time for my Meyers. I have three trees and they were loaded this year.
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Trimming

All fruit is off picked
Is it ok to trim citrus now ?

Want to leave top alone but low branches did hang bit low when fruit was heavy
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Decemberish. We used to have a tree at our old place, hated it. Thorns and would produce huge ammunts of mediocre tasting lemons. Would fall on the ground and get nasty and also had a pus asp fall down my shirt from that dang tree once too.

What do you guys do with all of those meyers? They were never sour enough for my liking so didn't know what to do with them. Plenty juicy but could do with or without them.
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The longer you let them hang, the better. My improved meyers are still slightly green. More hangtime leads to better tasting and sweeter fruit.
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Decemberish. We used to have a tree at our old place, hated it. Thorns and would produce huge ammunts of mediocre tasting lemons. Would fall on the ground and get nasty and also had a pus asp fall down my shirt from that dang tree once too.

What do you guys do with all of those meyers? They were never sour enough for my liking so didn't know what to do with them. Plenty juicy but could do with or without them.

Freeze juice, makes great lemonade.

Also my favorite lemon pie is made from Meyer lemon juice.
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