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FINGER LIME Microcitrus australasica

Fingerlime Varieties Fingerlimes

A delicate rainforest tree that naturally occurs as an understorey tree in SE Queensland and Northern NSW  Australia. Finger Lime trees are erect trees growing up to 10 metres. The fruits can be green and cylindrical in shape, up to 100mm long and only about 20-30mm in diameter. They do have prominent thorns and do contain some seeds.They have a thin skin that ranges in colour from green, yellow, red, purple to even a black. The oil cells on the rind are small giving the fruit a great glossy appearance. The fruit contains an acid juice similar to that of a lime and has been rated by famous chefs as 'superior' to other limes.Juice vesicles are compressed and burst out (staying in one piece) when the skin of the fruit is cut, enabling them to be used in creative ways.

Used in chutneys, jams, marmalades, savory sauces and refreshing drinks. In great demand for culinary use as it displays well as a garnish. The fruits can also be frozen successfully without destroying the fruits flavour or texture on thawing, thus allowing us to have access to the fruits all year round. They make an excellent pot specimen.

Fingerlime tasty Green

Finger Lime - Tasty Green

A long green skinned fruit with clear vesicles. Tasty Green fruits for a long season and has a delicious lime flavour.  They are not as sour as Tahitian limes and may be eaten straight off the tree. A delicate but spikey rainforest tree that offers fruits with a distinctive citrus flavour to sweet or savoury dishes. The juicy cells, similar in appearance to caviar, are a delightful surprise in salad dressings.

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$34.00 69 Grafted 165mm
Fingerlime Sunshine Yellow close up

Finger Lime - Sunshine Yellow

A small bright yellow finger lime with tasty large vesicles. A heavy cropping variety with attractive fruit.

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$34.00 35 Grafted 165mm
Fingerlime - Wauchope

Finger Lime - Wauchope

A dark skinned variety with purplish black skin and a bright red highlight, the juice vesicles range from clear to having a pinkish blush. Good flavour

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$34.00 34 Grafted 165mm
Fingerlime - Jali Red

Finger Lime - Jali Red

Bright pinkish-red vesicles are held inside a dark brown to maroon coloured skin.  Good flavour and a high yielding variety.

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$34.00 25 Grafted 165mm
Finger Lime Alstonville For Sale 165mm pot

Finger Lime - Alstonville

Mostly seedless fruit with lime green vesicles, the skin is smooth and brown with green tinges. A highly productive selection with excelent quality fruit.  Fruits are 7-12 cm long when fully ripe.

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$34.00 5 Grafted 165mm
Finger Lime Yellow For Sale 165mm pot

Finger Lime - Yellow

The yellow finger lime has a beautiful bright yellow skin and very large juice vesicles inside. The balls of juice bubble of of the skin when the ripe fruits are cut in half. Use in chutneys, jams, marmalades, savoury sauces and refreshing drinks.

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$34.00 3 Grafted 165mm
Fingerlime Ricks Red

Finger Lime - Ricks Red

Purplish-brown red skin, with bright red flesh. The juicy cells, similar in appearance to caviar, are a delightful surprise in salad dressings. A rainforest tree that naturally occurs as an understorey tree in SE Queensland and Northern NSW.
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$34.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
$79.00 0 Grafted Advanced Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Fingerlime - Judy's Everbearing - close

Finger Lime- Judys Everbearing

Large juice vesicles are clear light green to pink in colour with few seeds, the skin is Khaki, dark brown and maroon in colour.  The trees is most productive between Summer and Autumn with a light crop throughout the year.  Heavy crops of high quality fruit are produced, the flavour is aromatic with a lemon lime flavour.
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$34.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available
Fingerlime Byron Sunrise Courtesy of Australian Fingerlime Company

Finger Lime - Byron Sunrise

A sensational fingerlime selection with dark maroon skin and bright lively sunrise coloured orange-red vesicles.  An upright growing tree that is ideal for backyards.
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$34.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
Fingerlime - Collette

Finger Lime - Collette

Flavour is highly aromatic and has been rated as “superior” by Chefs. Fruit is highly ornamental, with its shiny black skin and as a cut fruit, as it has a dark lime green pulp. Displays well as a garnish, with the juice vesicles popping out on cutting and the fruit splitting open wide. Its wide shape facilitates scooping out the pulp with a teaspoon. Rind colour is black/purple at optimum maturity and pulp colour is a dark yellow/green. Mean fruit size is 50mm x 25mm. It is a mid to late season variety but bears fruit all year round.
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$34.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
Finger Lime  - Grafted

Finger Lime - Grafted

A long narrow fruit with thin skin that ranges in colour from green, yellow, purple and red. The fruit contains an acid juice similar to that of a lime. A delicate rainforest tree that offers a distinctive citrus flavour to sweet or savoury dishes. The juicy cells, similar in appearance to caviar, are a delightful surprise in salad dressings. A rainforest tree that naturally occurs as an understorey tree in SE
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$34.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Finger Lime - Emma

Finger Lime - Emma

The Emma finger lime is a very large black skinned fruit with vesicles that range from clear to a pinkish blush. It produces a heavy crop of fruits over a long period. The fruits can be frozen successfully without destroying the fruits flavour or texture on thawing, thus allowing us to have access to the fruits all year round.
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$34.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Finger Lime - Cutting Grown

Finger Lime - Cutting Grown

Cutting grown finger limes are perfect for rainforest regeneration projects and warmer regions where finger limes are native to. They are not as tolerant of the cold or heavy soils as the grafted varieties as they do not have the benefit of the rootstock. The do not produce the rootstock suckers and never need desuckering. They are a very bushy, thorny shrub and are the perfect nesting tree for small birds.
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$34.00 0 Cutting 165mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Grown From Climate Height Frost tol. Pollination req'd Evergreen/Deciduous Harvest period
2-5 Medium No Evergreen February - September
 

Customer Comments on Finger Lime

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Finger Lime

Keep well watered and fertilise regularly but lightly with citrus food. Watch for scale and sooty mold. Keep any mulch well away from the stem as it's prone to fungal rot. Full sun to part shade. Good drainage necessary. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 04-Feb-2006

Finger Lime

I live in canberra and bought some finger lime tree`s last year. They dont seem to mind the cold, had 2 plants out in the open and they encountered a few frosts but it didnt seem to affect them at all. | Geoff - Canberra, ACT 17-Nov-2008

Finger Lime - Ricks Red

I want to suck your blood!!! | Count Limeular - Perth, NSW 19-Feb-2008

Finger Lime

Can I grow these in Melbourne | Danny Galli - Bentleigh, VIC 20-Oct-2008

Finger Lime

I have 3 finger limes that are growing vigorously and have started to bear fruit at 18 months old. At least as fast growing as normal citrus and do not even get the leaf damage normal citrus suffer in Winter here. We are cooler than Melbourne. | Anthony Miceli - Mornington, VIC 07-Nov-2008

Finger Lime

What varieties grow best in Melbourne\Geelong ? | Dean Farley - Newtown, VIC 10-Dec-2008

Finger Lime

Can anyone give me information on growing these trees in Canberra. What would be the best variety and what special needs would they have? | Louise Mckenna - Canberra, ACT 01-Feb-2009

Finger Lime

I recently saw an article about this fruit on television and I am really interested in trying to grow (one) to start. I live in Bundaberg Qld and have heard they are really hard to grow? Can anyone give me advice on planting and variety to plant. | Debra Young - Bundaberg , QLD 06-Mar-2009

Finger Lime

Wiill they grow in adelaide | Michael W - Adelaide, S A 09-Mar-2009

Finger Lime

Debra I know of several in Baffle Ck area, some several years old and producing. I had one in Miriam Vale that stood up to light frosts without problems so Bundy should be OK | John H - Bafle Ck, QLD 04-Apr-2009

Finger Lime

Debra - I have a number of finger limes in the ground in your area if you would like to have a look - mwalde10@bigpond.com | M Walden - Burnett Heads, QLD 07-May-2009

Finger Lime

I had 35 examples and my dog and my rat eat them all | Ginger Fringe - Dimollo Shanghai , VIC 11-Jul-2009

Finger Lime

I have grown my grafted fingerlime for 2 years now. They may tolerate frosts but don't like strong wind. The only flowering I had was blown away 12 months ago and nothing since. Any suggestions appreciated. | Ann - , QLD 01-Dec-2009

Finger Lime

Planted tubestock April 2009. Didn't grow one cm until March 2010, but has almost doubled it's volume in 2 months. Plant is well drained. Climate is humid, high rainfall autumn-winters, dry summers, 20-30 degrees year round. | Candice K - Yamba, NSW 06-May-2010

Finger Lime

I have grown my Finger Lime both in a pot then in the ground in the inner west in Sydney. It flowered and fruuited well, but the wind will blow all the flowers off in August if not protected. | Rebecca Simmonds - Sydney, NSW 05-Jan-2011

Finger Lime

I have over 20 fingerlime grafted plants and what i have found is to pott hem in a 28 ltr pot with perlite for an inch at the bottom and use the debco rose mix and add some citrus slow release this works well to get them to flower within 12 months ! | Murray Evans - New Lambton Hts, NSW 01-Aug-2011

Finger Lime

We grow them successfullly in Kangaroo Valley NSW Sth Coast. They fruit prolifically and I have seen them for big $$$$per kg at the Sydney markets. Very much in demand for dressings and boutique restaurants. | Julia Johnston - Kangaroo Valley, NSW 19-Sep-2011

Finger Lime

Because they are so spiny and the growth is dense they are great havens for wildlife - we have birds nesting in ours, tiny tree frogs, and a few of the usual things that like feeding on citrus. All this, and the bonus of the fruit. | Dave - Sydney, NSW 10-Mar-2012

Finger Lime

I have been growing my finger lime in a pot , protected area in the open, and it doesn't suffer from frost, which we get frequently in the central highlands of Victoria, it has fruited and this season has 25 so far on a plant is 1 meter tall. | Sye Zerafa - Castlemaine , VICTORIA 23-Jan-2013

Finger Lime

I have a miniature goat free ranging in my garden. Surprisingly she does not touch any of my citrus plants nor my finger limes! I currently have at least 20 different citrus and finger limes. Intending now to plant many more. | Sandra Gibbon - Winmalee Blue Mountains, NSW 22-Mar-2014
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For Further Information:

Fingerlime Harvest From Daleys Nursery - Blog about the 2006 harvest.
Fingerliming Good
http://www.saalfelds.freeserve.co.uk/microcitrusaustralasica.htm
http://www.newcrops.uq.edu.au/newslett/ncn10211.htm -New Crops Fingerlime Article


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