Looking for a unique citrus? Look no further than the Australian Finger Lime! This plant has unique fruit that resemble stubby fingers, unlike any other citrus. Cut open a ripe lime and squeeze out perfectly round pearls of juicy, lime flavored vesicles that pop in your mouth when eaten. Prized by chefs worldwide, this unique fruit has many uses in the kitchen. Try them atop a salmon crostini, add to sushi rolls, sprinkle on a lemon tart or add to a beverage or cocktail. Endless ways to enjoy!
This tree has a dense canopy with thorny branches and tiny, glossy green leaves. Can be pruned to shape. The fragrant white blossoms are tinted light, to dark pink and bloom in the fall.
Fragrant, long-blooming citrus trees are perfect for the Northern California garden. Their evergreen nature provides rich green color all year round. Not to mention the abundant and delicious fruit you will harvest.
||The sensational part of this fruit is the lime flavored, caviar-sized pearls that have a wonderful texture and pop in your mouth when eaten. Sour, acid and fragrant. A conversation piece at your dinner table!
||Upright or Bushy, depending on pruning. Slow grower.
||White, tinted with pink
||Spring: Spectacular, fragrant pink blooms.
||Container, espalier, ground, screen, hedge
||Part Sun/ Full Sun. This understory plant can tolerate less than 6 hours of sun, but will produce more fruit in full sun.
||Moist, very well-draining soil. Never soggy; make sure not to over-water. Prefers deep, infrequent watering to sporadic light watering.
|Planting and Care Tip:
||All citrus require full sun. Citrus are heavy feeders. Fertilize in late winter before bloom and regularly throughout growing season. Do not fertilize in winter. Prune in early spring, after fear of frost to desired shape. Newly planted should not be pruned for the first 2-3 years, except to remove suckers below the scion graft.
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