The leaves on my lemon tree are yellow and white, and the fruit doesn't look normal.

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  • Welcome to the site! Thanks for the question, I've never seen a lemon tree like that! I'm glad it was normal and not sick. I hope you stay around and have fun with us! Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 23:34

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This plant is variegated and is likely to be Citrus limon 'Eureka Variegated Pink'.

Described by the New York Times as

A mutant found on an ordinary Eureka lemon tree in Burbank, Calif., around 1930, its immature fruit has green and white stripes; the older fruit loses the stripes and develops flesh pigmented pink from lycopene, which also colors pink grapefruit. The trees are usually poor producers, perhaps because their variegated leaves are low in chlorophyll.

So there is nothing wrong with your lemon tree. It is a unique curiosity.

  • Good one! For better lemon production, you need another one and keep this for more ornamental uses.
    – user13638
    Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 9:14
  • Yeah. I had a Pruden's Purple tomato plant wherein part of it was variegated like that last year (that isn't typical for the variety). Your tree definitely looks variegated. I believe all Fish peppers are like that naturally, though. Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 9:38

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