What to Look For

Look for lemons with a bright, uniform yellow colour, free from blemishes. The skin should be firm, smooth, thin, and glossy with no shriveling.

Ripe lemons will have a pleasant aroma.

Ideal Storage

  • 10°C - 12°C
  • 90 - 95% Relative Humidity

At 10°C, yellow lemons can keep quality for around 4-6 weeks.

Storage under 10°C for over 3-4 weeks can result in chilling injury.  

Keep lemons away from items with strong odors.

Response to Ethylene

Exposure to ethylene degreens the skin but can also accelerate decay and deterioration.