Limes

Australian Green Finger Lime
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Australian Finger Lime is also called the “caviar lime” is a thorny tree with small tear drop leaves. The peel is high in oil and very shiny. The Finger Lime does not prefer direct sunlight. Fruits fall/winter. Contained in the dark purple, 3″ long fruit are a multitude of juicy capsules bursting with intense, sweet-tart, lemonlime flavour. Found in the wild in Australia.

Australian Red Finger Lime
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Australian Finger Lime is also called the “caviar lime” is a thorny tree with small tear drop leaves. The peel is high in oil and very shiny. The Finger Lime does not prefer direct sunlight. Fruits fall/winter. Contained in the dark Red, 3″ long fruit are a multitude of juicy capsules bursting with intense, sweet-tart, lemonlime flavour.

Keylime (Key Lime-Mexican)
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
The colour varies from dark green when immature to a yellowish green when ripe. All green lime types turn fully yellow when mature and soon thereafter drop from the tree. To avoid confusion with lemons limes are collected when still green. The Mexican lime is at its juiciest and best medium ripe, when still partly green. If it is allowed to mature on the tree it loses some of its typical flavour and becomes less juicy. This is the Key lime of food recipes. Both the juice and the rind oil of Mexican lime have an inimitable and unique lime flavour.

Mauritius (Kaffir Lime)
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
This is a wonderful lime variety, the leaves are used in Thai, Cambodian, Lao and Vietnamese cooking. They are very aromatic and shaped like a figure 8. Fruit is very bumpy and with little juice and is instrumental in making curry paste. The oil from the rind is also used in essential oils.

Persian Lime
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Fruit is medium in size and picked when still green. It has a very distinct lime smell. It is juicy and seedless. The tree has less thorns then the Keylime and is more cold tolerant.

Rangpur Lime
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Tart reddish orange fruit is used like lime, although it is a sour Mandarin from India. The overlap of prolific fruit and purple tinged blooms make this a wonderful ornamental tree. Popular in mixed drinks or simply sliced for ice tea. December ripening.

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