LIME

VARIETIES

LIME: AUSTRALIAN GREEN FINGER LIME
AUSTRALIAN GREEN FINGER LIME
For Sale: 2 Gal - $91.38
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 15'C (60'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: BEARSS
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For Sale: 2 Gal - $111.00 || 3 Gal - $221.52
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Green to YellowHarvest: June-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 15'C (60'F)
Description: Known by many names, such as Tahitian lime, Persian lime, and Bearss lemon. Very juicy and has a high rind oil content. The leaves are a beautiful purple when first emerging, turning a nice dark green. 1895
LIME: KEYLIME (MEXICAN)
KEYLIME (MEXICAN)
For Sale: 2 Gal - $89.95
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 15'C (60'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: MARRAKECH LIMONETTE
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For Sale: 3 Gal - $180.61
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 4mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Light Yellowish-OrangeHarvest: Nov-DecYear(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 medium-sized, depressed subglobose, commonly ribbed; base rounded or somewhat flattened. Rind thin, moderately pitted with sunken oil glands; somewhat bumpy; adherent. Segments about 11; axis medium in size and open. Flesh colour pale yellow; juicy; very sour and aromatic. Tree vigorous, large, upright-spreading and open, lightly spiny, and highly productive; leaves lemon-like, but more oval, less sharp-pointed, and usually somewhat cupped at upper end. Flowers purple in the bud and new growth purple-tinted. Flowers somewhat throughout the year but mainly in spring. Morocco, first described 1921.
LIME: MAURITIUS (KAFFIR)
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For Sale: 2 Gal - $89.95 || 3 Gal - $180.61
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 15'C (60'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: PALESTINE SWEET LIME
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For Sale: 2 Gal - $89.95
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Pale Green to Orange-YellowHarvest: Sept-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as Indian sweet lime. The tree is medium-large with an irregular spreading form. The flowers are pure white, and the new growth is bright green. The fruits are small, round to slightly oblong, and have a thin, smooth, rind with prominent oil glands. The flesh is pale yellow, tender and juicy, with some seeds. The flavour is insipid due to the lack of acidity in the fruit but is appealing to some. 1924
LIME: PERSIAN (TAHITI)
PERSIAN (TAHITI)
For Sale: 2 Gal - $89.95
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: SWEET LIME
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For Sale: 5 Gal - $309.88
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 15'C (60'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.
LIME: THORNLESS MEXICAN
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For Sale: 2 Gal - $89.95
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Green with some YellowHarvest: Sept-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Tree characters suggest that it may be a hybrid. Fruit compared with Mexican lime fruit- it is very similar, virtually indistinguishable. 1937
LIME: AUSTRALIAN RED FINGER LIME
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For Sale: None at this time
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 15'C (60'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: PERSIAN SPB-7
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For Sale: None at this time
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: Green with some YellowHarvest: 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 selection of Persian-type lime is said to be free of the genetic disorder wood pocket, which is found in many of the large-fruited acid limes. After screening more than 100,000 trees, 10 trees were identified that were apparently free of wood pocket. The current selection (SPB-7) was entered into the program in 1954 and never showed wood pocket symptoms. The current selection was entered into the foundation program about 1961. 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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For Sale: None at this time
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 15'C (60'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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For Sale: None at this time
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 15'C (60'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: TAHITI
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For Sale: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Pale Lemon YellowHarvest: Oct-AprYear(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 origin of the Tahiti or Persian lime is unknown, and its history is obscure. The name arises from the fact that this type of lime was introduced from Tahiti sometime during 1850 to 1880. As the Persian lime, it was introduced into Australia as early as 1824, possibly from Brazil. The origin of the name Persian is unknown, however, although it seems likely that this fruit came to the Mediterranean area via Persia as did the citron. Fruit medium-small (like small lemon), oval, faintly furrowed. Seeds are lacking. Rind thin; surface smooth, tightly adherent. Segments about 10; axis small and usually solid. Flesh colour pale greenish-yellow; tender, juicy; very acid and with true lime flavour. Somewhat everbearing, mainly in winter. Vigorous, broad-spreading, drooping, medium to medium-large, nearly thornless; foliage dense green. Flower buds and flowers medium in size and flowering occurs throughout year, mainly in spring. Purple coloration usually faint and evanescent in both flowers and shoots. Fully as cold-resistant as the true lemons.

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