My little meyer lemon had lots and lots of lemons on it this spring but as we moved into summer it kept dropping them until there were only a few left. Yesterday I was finally able to pick the few remaining since they had finally turned completely yellow.
There were 6 of them. How that number got to be six I'll never know because I would have sworn for months now that there were only five and it is not like the extra one could have gotten all hidden in the foliage either. Still there were six when I went to pick them.
Now that I have harvested the lemons I believe the tree needs to be transplanted into a larger pot. I'm hoping it will then produce even more next year. What a wonderful thing it would be if we could produce all our own lemon juice!
I'll also keep the peels and put them in some vinegar and water and try to make my own homemade lemon cleaner.
The seeds from the lemons will have to be kept and planted because I have read that meyer lemons seeds produce very good trees that produce nice lemons even if they aren't grafted. If I can just keep them all going through the winter...