DWARF LIME - KAFFIR
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.
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Aromatic Foliage (#AromaticFoliage), Asian Favourite (#AsianFavourite), Colour Flesh Green (#ColourFleshGreen), Colour Fruit Skin Green (#ColourFruitSkinGreen), Leaves Evergreen (#LeavesEvergreen), Size Fruit 2-5cm (#SizeFruit2-5cm), Size Height 1-2m (#SizeHeight1-2m), Size Plant Width 1-2m (#SizePlantWidth1-2m)
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Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
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Suitability in Pots
April, May, June, July
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Customer Comments on Dwarf Lime - Kaffir
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 | Eric - Banora Point, NSW 30-Jul-2019
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