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Lime Plant - Caviar Lime

Finger Lime

Developed by James Wong - The Latin name 'Citrus australasica' gives away the origins of this, the only citrus native to Australiasia and now being increasingly marketed down under as 'gourmet bush tucker'. Also known as the caviar lime, the finger sized fruits break open to release tiny citrus bombs that burst on the tongue. Rarely found in this country as fruit and even more rarely found as plants, with a flavour somewhere between a lime and a grapefruit, finger limes are increasingly being talked about in U.S. foodies circles as the new food delicacy. Protect from frost. Mature height 1-1.5m (3'3"-5'). Self-fertile. Supplied approximately 60-80cm high, in a 3 litre pot.

 

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Developed by James Wong - The Latin name 'Citrus australasica' gives away the origins of this, the only citrus native to Australiasia and now being increasingly marketed down under as 'gourmet bush tucker'. Also known as the caviar lime, the finger sized fruits break open to release tiny citrus bombs that burst on the tongue. Rarely found in this country as fruit and even more rarely found as plants, with a flavour somewhere between a lime and a grapefruit, finger limes are increasingly being talked about in U.S. foodies circles as the new food delicacy. Protect from frost. Mature height 1-1.5m (3'3"-5'). Self-fertile. Supplied approximately 60-80cm high, in a 3 litre pot.

 

  • Very interesting edible fruit shaped like fingers that contain tangy 'caviar' in a range of colours
  • Used mainly for cooking as the caviar has a fresh lime flavour
  • Self-fertile
  • Delivered height 60-70cm

Colour:Other

Hardiness:0 degrees

Plants:True

Plug or Potted Plant:Potted

Aftercare - Moderate:True

Scented:True

Height:101-150CM

Containers:True

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:True

Generally, citrus are very simple to maintain with the advice below and much easier than most of us think.

Citrus hate wet feed so proper watering should only take place during March till October with only the barest minimum taking place in the winter months. Feeding should also follow the above rule, with specific citrus feed being applied at 14 day intervals only during the active growing months. As for so many plants, wind chill is a serious issue and will defoliate a tree very quickly and it may not recover. So if planting in the garden or in a pot you should select a sheltered spot. Even quite tender citrus species will grow outside during the winter months if for instance they are placed against a thick and warm hedge or under overhanging thick Cyprus trees. But to be sure you should protect your citrus in the winter with a fleece or if in a pot bring inside. Citrus are NOT house plants and will very rapidly defoliate and die if kept in a centrally heated household environment. It is far better to place a citrus tree into an unheated shed which has good natural light for the winter. On the good days when temperatures are above 8ºC then place the plants out of doors so long as you remember to bring them in at night if frosts are due. All citrus love natural sunlight, so every attempt should be made to maximise this at every opportunity. Even in the true conservatory or greenhouse the plants should be placed upon a light reflective surface such as silver foil or best Brilliant White paint! It really works by the way. They are self-fertile. Flowering time: Mid summer through until mid autumn. Fruiting time: As with most citrus the fruits will begin to size and ripen during our late autumn and winter, although they will hang on for nearly a whole year.

Potting on - Citrus will perform very well in seemingly very small pots. Certainly a very large citrus of say 1.5m in height and 15 years old will do very well in a 20 litre pot with plenty of drainage! But if there is felt a need to pot on, then you will need to use a soil based compost with the addition of 40% 10mm stone. If you happen to have a volcano in your village then use some of that if not, then try to obtain granite chips! If not, then stone will do. Make sure you layer the bottom of the pot very well. In addition, please don’t be tempted to buy one of those very attractive round belly designer type pots or any pots which are larger at the bottom than they are at the top. It is impossible to knock the plant out of those pots to dry them out if you over water or to add new soil.

 

Ideal for patio pots and containers. Scented. Prefers full sun or partial shade.

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