Finger Lime

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Fingerlime Varieties

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, savoury 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.

Finger Lime

$17.90 ($4.90-$17.90 choose a size)

This is a seedling selection from our grafted varieties. They have a thin skin that ranges in colour from green, yellow, red, purple to even a black. The inner cells are cylindrical balls filled with lime juice. Very hardy. The bushy thorny foliage is a perfect protective habitat for small birds to nest in addition to their fruits.

Finger Lime - Red Cutting

$24.90

Red fruited cutting grown selection. 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 understory tree in SE Queensland and Northern NSW.

Finger Lime - Ricks Red

$42.95 ($29.90-$79.00 choose a size)

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.

Finger Lime - Yellow

$39.00 ($29.90-$40.95 choose a size)

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

Finger Lime - Alstonville

$46.95

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

Finger Lime - Collette

$46.95 ($34.00-$46.95 choose a size)

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.

Finger Lime - Emma

$39.00

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.

Finger Lime - Jali Red

$40.95 ($29.90-$46.95 choose a size)

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

Finger Lime - Red

$49.00

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.

Finger Lime - Sunshine Yellow

$46.95 ($46.95-$79.00 choose a size)

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

Finger Lime - Tasty Green

$44.95 ($29.90-$44.95 choose a size)

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.

Finger Lime - Wauchope

$46.95

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

Finger Lime Byron Sunrise

$59.00

Byron Sunrise is a stunning fingerlime selection with dark maroon skin and bright lively sunrise coloured orange-red vesicles

Finger Lime- Judys Everbearing

$46.95 ($34.00-$79.00 choose a size)

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.

Fingerlime - Pink Ice

$40.95 ($40.95-$49.00 choose a size)

A medium size shrub producing red to burgundy coloured fruits with clear or pink pearls of juice inside. The aroma of the fruits is similar to ruby grapefruit, and is perfect for cocktails and drinks, as well as cooking. Bears fruit from summer to autumn, with the fruits being ready to harvest when they come very easily off the branch without any effort. It is a great variety for growing in containers and in warm courtyards, and does best in full sun. Water thoroughly in spring and summer.

Finger Lime - Tasty Green

$44.95 ($29.90-$44.95 choose a size)

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.

Finger Lime - Red

$49.00

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.

Finger Lime - Alstonville

$46.95

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

Finger Lime - Red Cutting

$24.90

Red fruited cutting grown selection. 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 understory tree in SE Queensland and Northern NSW.

Finger Lime Byron Sunrise

$59.00

Byron Sunrise is a stunning fingerlime selection with dark maroon skin and bright lively sunrise coloured orange-red vesicles

Finger Lime Reviews & Tips

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Lalani Anne Hyatt
5y ago

Margate, TASMA, Australia, Australia

Finger Lime - Grafted

2nd season in and our grafted tree is looking fine, we took all the fruit off in the first year (force of habit) and have just been eating this seasons with family at lunch, we live in Southern Tasmania

Alasdair
5y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Finger Lime

A very hardy plant great for planting in verges - The Spikes stop the dogs & possums! Also has fabulous dark purple new growth which then turns from light to dark green as it matures.

Pedro
6y ago

Bundaberg, QLD, Australia

Finger Lime

Have just planted a rainforest pearl. Growing well with Nat dynamic lifter in hole and mulched with cane trash

Sandra Gibbon
6y ago

Winmalee Blue Mountains, NSW

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.

Sye Zerafa
7y ago

Castlemaine , VICTORIA, Australia

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.

Dave
8y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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.

Julia Johnston
9y ago

Kangaroo Valley, NSW, Australia

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.

Murray Evans
9y ago

New Lambton Hts, NSW

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 !

Rebecca Simmonds
9y ago

Sydney, NSW

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.

Candice K
10y ago

Yamba, NSW

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.

Ann
11y ago

, QLD

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.

Ginger Fringe
11y ago

Dimollo Shanghai , VIC

Finger Lime

I had 35 examples and my dog and my rat eat them all

M Walden
11y ago

Burnett Heads, QLD, Australia

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

John H
11y ago

Bafle Ck, QLD, Australia, Australia

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

Michael W
11y ago

Adelaide, S A, Australia

Finger Lime

Wiill they grow in adelaide

Debra Young
11y ago

Bundaberg , QLD, Australia

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.

Louise Mckenna
11y ago

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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?

Dean Farley
11y ago

Newtown, VIC, Australia

Finger Lime

What varieties grow best in Melbourne\Geelong ?

Geoff
12y ago

Canberra, ACT

Finger Lime

I live in canberra and bought some finger lime trees 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.

Anthony Miceli
12y ago

Mornington, VIC

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.

Danny Galli
12y ago

Bentleigh, VIC, Australia

Finger Lime

Can I grow these in Melbourne

Count Limeular
12y ago

Perth, NSW, Australia, Australia

Finger Lime - Ricks Red

I want to suck your blood!!!

David White
14y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

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.

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