How Do You Prune Meyer Lemon Trees?
When it comes to lemons, there’s nothing like a Meyer Lemon. They manage to blend the sweet and tart in the lemon, and can be planted not only as outdoor trees or hedges, but as patio or indoor plants as well. With a thinner skin, and more juice, they are the must-have lemon for those who enjoy lemon flavor without the pucker. Meyer Lemons, depending on where you live, begin to ripen in late November through January, changing from lime green to brilliant yellow, sometimes even with a hint of orange. Properly pruning Meyer Lemons helps them develop a strong branch system to support the heavy fruit, and maintain the plant’s health. Prune after harvesting your lemon crop. Leave a few lemons on if you want, where you don’t expect to prune. (See Tips for what to do with all those lemons.) Remove any diseased, damaged or dead branches or twigs all the way back to their base. You can usually spot these because they are lacking in leaves, or are brown or dried up. Prune out spindly branches. J