Dwarf Lime - Kaffir

Citrus hystrix

Kaffir Lime

Native to Indonesia but widely grown worldwide as a backyard shrub for its aromatic leaves and rind that add a unique flavour to Thai cooking. Well suited to container growing. Also known as Makrut Lime. The rough bumpy fruit is inedible but its oil has strong insecticidal properties. Kaffir lime rind is an essential ingredient in a Thai curry paste, a teaspoons of Kaffir lime rind is used in both red and green Kaffir lime gives the curry a very distinctive flavour. The leaves are added to the curry once it is cooking and can also be added when cooking rice.
Other Names: Makrut Citrus

$46.95 ($29.00-$46.95 choose a size)

Specifications of Dwarf Lime - Kaffir

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June, July

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Dwarf Lime - Kaffir Reviews & Tips

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Eric
2y ago

Banora Point, NSW, Australia

Dwarf Lime - Kaffir

This is a "must have" tree for making Thai curries. Also, can add 5-6 leaves to fried rice for an excellent alternative. Mine is happily growing in a pot w full sun. Treat citrus leaf miner & grass-hopper with Yates Pyrethrum / Pest Oil every 2-3 weeks

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