A healthy lemon tree should produce fruit in its third year of growth, with fruit production increasing each year until the tree is fully mature. Lemons are normally ready for harvest from the end of summer to early winter depending on fruit maturation.
When a lemon tree begins blossoming, the production of fruit can take four to 12 months.The primary factor that affects production is proper water management. Following strict watering habits ensures a strong root base and proper maturing of the tree. Bearing fruit also requires that the tree is healthy, the soil is fertilized and pH-balanced and the weather is not adverse.