The rising sun sets the lemons aglow on the old tree down the back. The backyard lemon has a long history in Australia and for many people symbolises an old-style neighbourliness, but trees are vanishing as our backyards get built over. A versatile fruit with a popular flavour, lemons enjoy our heat but are among the most cold-tolerant of citrus so grow easily throughout most of the country. Trees have two or three flushes of fruit a year giving a more consistent supply than other citrus. In this photo you can see ripe fruit that flowered last secondspring, green fruit from flowers last autumn, and new flowers of this season.