Improved Meyer Lemon Tree

Asked October 11, 2018, 7:39 PM EDT

I've had my potted improved Meyer lemon tree for 15 months, and it is loaded with green lemons that look just like limes. When do they turn yellow? People have joked that it looks like I have a lime tree instead. I live in Salem, and with our current mild Fall temperatures, when should I bring it indoors? Also, do I continue to fertilize it in the Winter months? Thanks!

Polk County Oregon citrus lemon trees horticulture

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Thanks for your question. First, here is a general article about these plants and their care with some answers: https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/pucker-it’s-time-talk-lemons As to the ‘perpetual green’ issue, it can take 6 to 9 months for them to ripen, so be patient. And bring them inside to ripen on the tree, as this article explains: http://cemerced.ucanr.edu/files/134971.pdf Hope this is helpful. Good luck!

Thank you so much for the information!