When we moved into this house in March of last year, we discovered a blooming meyer lemon tree in the backyard. Without so much as a wave hello to the tree, it produced ripe fruit nearly 8 months of the year, starting as soon as we moved in. An impressive âwelcome to the neighborhoodâ treat. This year, California produce seem to have gotten a bit confused. Maybe it was payback for my social neglect, but more likely the treeâs growth stunted from the lack of water this season.