LIME

VARIETIES

LIME: AUSTRALIAN GREEN FINGER LIME
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Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Dark PurpleHarvest: Dec-FebYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Australian Finger Lime, 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 dark purple rind, the 3" long fruit are a multitude of juicy capsules bursting with intense, sweet-tart, lemon-lime flavour. Found in the wild in Australia.
LIME: AUSTRALIAN RED FINGER LIME
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Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Dark RedHarvest: Dec-FebYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Australian Finger Lime, 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 dark red rind, the 3" long fruit are a multitude of juicy capsules bursting with intense, sweet-tart, lemon-lime flavour.
LIME: KEYLIME (MEXICAN)
KEYLIME (MEXICAN)
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Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Yellowish Green when ripeHarvest: Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: 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.
LIME: MAURITIUS (KAFFIR)
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Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: GreenHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: 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, with little juice and is instrumental in making curry paste. The oil from the rind is also used in essential oils.
LIME: PERSIAN (TAHITI)
PERSIAN (TAHITI)
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Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: GreenHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: 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.
LIME: RANGPUR
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Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Reddish OrangeHarvest: Dec-FebYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: 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.
LIME: RED LIME
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Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: RedHarvest: Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Red limes have the flavour of a lime but with a red-orange peel as they ripen. They are ever-bearing with a sweet fragrance when cut open. A tropical species, similar in size and shape to the green Lime. Its outer skin is a red colour and it has dark coloured flesh. Red Lime can be grown in a sheltered pot on a patio or inside a conservatory. It is believed to have been made by crossing a lemon with a mandarin plant.
LIME: SWEET LIME
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Pre-order: 2 Gal - $90 || 3 Gal - $105
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: YellowHarvest: Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: C. Limetta. Fruits are oval and green, ripening to yellow, with greenish pulp. The pith is white and about 5mm (0.20") thick. Despite the name sweet lime, the fruit is more similar to a greenish orange in appearance. As the name sweet lime suggests, the flavour is sweet and mild, but retains the essence of lime. The lime's taste changes rapidly in contact with air, and will turn bitter in a few minutes, but if drunk soon after being juiced, the taste is sweet. The flavour is a bit flatter than most citrus due to its lack of acidity. It can be compared to limeade and pomelo.

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