||Sweet Lime,Tanaka Lime, Lima Dulce, Mosambi
Palestine Limes are a unique lime that produces large, yellow-orange to yellow-green fruit with very low acidity and a more subtle flavor than regular lime varieties. The zest is used for seasoning and the juice makes a wonderful beverage.
The glossy, evergreen leaves and bright lime-yellow to orange yellow fruit make for an attractive tree with year round interest.
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 sweet lime has very low acidity and a more subtle, unique flavor than regular lime varieties. The zest is used for seasoning and the juice makes a wonderful beverage.
||Upright or Bushy, depending on pruning. Moderate grower.
||Container, espalier, ground
||Full Sun (minimum 6 hours, 8+ is preferred).
||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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