Citrus Trees

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=DarkOrchid]I have a grapefruit and lemon tree in my backyard. (We moved here Sep, 2006.) Is there a specific way to know if the fruit is ripe? It’s cooled off quite a bit here and the lemons have all turned bright yellow… The grapefruit look ripe… :shrug:[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

If the fruit is yellow, smells like citrus and is a firmish/soft then it’s ripe. Of course, you can always just pick one and cut it open too. I used to tell mainly by feeling it.

Yep, mostly by feel. It sounds like they’re ripe to me. Cut one open and taste it.

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=DarkOrchid]Thanks for confirming what I thought…I’ll think of you all as I enjoy my lemonade and fresh grapefruit! [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] :teehee:

I don’t have citrus at my house now, we have too much shade but I’ve had Meyer Lemons and Navel Oranges and Grapefruit in the past. At my old house there was a guy who had lemon trees and he would put out a bucket of lemons each year with “free” on it. A neighbor and I would go grab as many lemons as we could handle and make goodies with them and then share them with his family. I miss that guy, all I have now is a bumper crop of acorns, bleh!