Australian Round Lime

Microcitrus australis

Australian Round Lime fruits

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The round knobbly fruit, usually reaching 3.5-4 cm in diameter have a distinctive and recognisably citrus flavour, with a similar globular texture to the more commonly known Finger Lime. Also known as Dooja or Gympie lime. Occurs naturally on the fringe of lowland sub-tropical rainforests of southeast Qld, from Brisbane northwards. This slender tree can reach up to 15m in height and 6-8m in diameter with multiple trunks, making it the most vigorous of the native citrus. The round lime is suitable for including in cordials, sauces, marmalades and lime flavouring. The skin is very thick (up to 7mm) and has potential for culinary use, such as grating into spice pastes, or for candied peel and may also have potential for essential oil extraction.
Other Names: Citrus

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Specifications of Australian Round Lime

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

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 with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June

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Australian Native Citrus

Photograph contributed by: Mike Saalfeld http://www.homecitrusgrowers.co.uk

Australian Round Lime Reviews & Tips

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GRANT
2y ago

MOONEE PONDS, VIC, Australia

Australian Round Lime

I have had this tree in my front yard in Melbourne for some years now frosts do not worry it and fruit is abundant as are the thorns. Very slow to grow but that slow growth is not reflected in fruit production.Very attractive foliage bees love the flowers

chawlaswerribee
★★ 5y ago

Werribee, VIC, Australia

Looks Good

Jan4
★★★★ 7y ago

Mt Gipps, Qld

This tree was slow to start growing but has been very hardy and productive. Lots of fruit and it makes a great lime pickle. The flavour is similar to finger limes, in fact, I think it is better than some varieties of finger lime I have tasted. It fruit...

Jordan Smith
7y ago

Nimbin, NSW, Australia

Australian Round Lime

Lol at the bubblebag thing. what a novel idea. gotta love the zesty smoke!

Birdybooo1
★★★★★ 8y ago

Burnside, VIC, Australia

I was going through a 'lime phase' and saw this little beauty at the nursery. I didn't know what this variety is but from the description, it seem to be ok for Melbourne weather. I put this tree into the ground next to my backyard fence. So far it has ...

Christine1
★★★★★ 10y ago

Eltham North, VIC, Australia

Attractive habit

Emmanuel
★★★ 10y ago

Glen Osmond, SA

The only lime that stays on the tree, the fruit can be picked and peels easily like mandarin. Taste is slight sweet  and sour with distinct lime flavour

Candy1
★★ 11y ago

Beaumont, WA, Australia

This has not really fruited yet so we are waiting to see what it does this year as it has plenty of flowers.

John Keys
11y ago

London, UK

Australian Round Lime

Try to extract oil with the bubblebag system

Jan Drynan
11y ago

Mt Gipps, QLD, Australia

Australian Round Lime

It makes delicious lime gelati. Mix up a syrup of 220g of sugar with one cup of water. Bring to boil for one minute ,cool and add pulp from 3 limes and a cup of cream or yogurt. Freeze to a mush,beat and refreeze or use ice cream maker.

Jan Drynan
11y ago

Mt Gipps, QLD, Australia

Australian Round Lime

Does anyone have a good recipe for marmalde for round limes. What do I do with the thick skin?

David White
14y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Australian Round Lime

Beware of vicious needle like thorns. Unlike the finger lime, I found this one to be very slow growing, despite adequate care. Fruit very useful for Asian food and flavouring. Heavy bearer.

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