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Meyer Lemon - Lemons tore branch off

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Jequila starts with ...
I bought a Meyer lemon tree back around Christmas, and it's had 4 lemons all on one branch for the whole time. They were juuust starting to turn yellow, but now the little branch they were on has been torn right off the tree.
1. Can I still eat these unripe lemons? Perhaps use them in baking?
2. Is there anything I need to do to the spot where the branch came off? I've clipped it a little bit to make it a neater cut, but it's kind of torn off some skin as it came down.
3. Now there's no fruit sucking up all of its energy, do you think it'll finally branch out a bit? It's basically one tall stick that splits in two at the top :( Not very attractive.
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Jequila
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29th June 2014 9:40am
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symiot says...
The lemons are fine to use in any way you wish but if you want them to yellow, leave them in the sun as they are. The tree will recover, you are worrying over nothing and it will branch out in spring.
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29th June 2014 9:59am
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Jequila says...
Oh good, thanks :) I don't know much about gardening so I always worry that I'm doing things wrong.
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gimme says...
Hi jequila, you should prune down past where the tear ends on the branch, and above a node (where the leaves come out)
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