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DWARF LIME - TAHITIAN

Botanical Name: Citrus latifolia
Description

The small to medium fruit is pale lemon-yellow with smooth thin skin. The flesh is a translucent pale green, tender and juicy with a true acid lime flavour. It is best to pick the fruit green as it can suffer from rot if left to ripen on the tree.The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes, Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Frequent Watering, Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size), Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June, July, August, September

 

Question & Answer

I'm after a dwarf lime but I'm trying to get one with fruit already on it? is it possible to get from you with fruit? From:

We only sell plants without fruit due to quarantine requirements in transport.

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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 9/10

Treetopsdreaming's Edible Fruits
Update: 1703 days 2hrs

Comments: -

This dwarf tree has produced many lovely tasting limes...

Please visit our website at www.treetopsdreaming.com.au to learn about our family's slow journey towards a more self sufficient, sustainable and creative lifestyle, Enjoy!

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic extra pellets

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 8/10

Birdybooo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1889 days 17hrs

Comments: -

I purchased a full size Tahitain before realising there were dwarf varieties available. I wanted to plant them in pots so I purchased this one. This tree is now in 50L plastic pot and doing well, not as good as the ones in the ground but is growing strong.

So far, the tree has not given me any fruit. Just strong leaves and branch growth. It is a relativly small tree so it won't be a while before I see some fruit. I think the strong wind we experienced last year destroyed all the flowers on the tree and stripe some of the leaves off the branch. This year's winter has been great, no strong wind and a couple of warm days.

Update (after winter): Lots of flower buds and new leaves. I gave the plants some more sheep manure and citrus fertilise with a good watering of iron Chelate. I also put some rusting nails into the soil to give the plants a constant but slow supply of irons for green leaves.

Planted: 2011

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manure and citrus fertiliswer

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: I had to spray pestoil because my plants were attacked by leaf miners! I tried to kill as many by hand as possible but it's hard when I have so many citrus plants to look after.

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian 10/10

Linc's Edible Fruits
Update: 3022 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Produced many more fruit than I expected, very delicious fruit for drinks, cooking and just eating!

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Planted: 2008

Height 150 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 12 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 7/10

Brenton's Edible Fruits
Update: 1017 days 16hrs

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September 2014: Planted in July as a replacement to the one the dog got to! Strong looking plant. Single stem, trying to promote a multi-stem plant. Fresh soil and well composted with plenty of mulch. 

November 2014: Have successfully turned this single stem into a multi-stem plant.  It has branching growth from the side and the top has split into three.  This has been growing incredibly well this season.

February 2015: This plant continues to flower regularly and grow well.  Planted this about the same time as my neighbours planted their Tahitian but they have been allowing 3 fruit to grow on theirs.  Mine is now more than two times bigger than when planted but theirs remains the same size.  Proves the theory about removing flowers and fruit!!

Have been experimenting with different fertilisers (both organic and otherwise).  Have found that Searles Fruit & Citrus Food works quite well as a base, with Yates Citrus Liquid plant food.  Quite hesitent to purchase liquid fertilser at the start but very happy with the result.  Have been some pest issues but the impact has been quite minor and simple to manage.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian

Ili's Edible Fruits
Update: 2482 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Good size, don't need too many limes.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: manure and dynamic lifter for fruit

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

Leaves looked eaten and I was told to sprinkle tomato dust.  Worked well.

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

How long before a dwarf fruits?


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 1347 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Slowly slowly has been this little dwarf lime, I am finally going to have some fruit to pick this year 2014, even if they are small because of the dry. I wish I had bought a tree on trifoliata as the dwarf is too slow.

Planted: 2008

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

get spray occasionally with pest oil, I need to give this tree more attention


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted)

Daniuel's Edible Fruits
Update: 2800 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Growing strongly from the time it was planted. Should see first fruit next season.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 6/10

Owlandfox's Edible Fruits
Update: 1543 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Puts out a ton od flower buds every few months, I then thin fruitlets, but the insane 2013 winds have taken them all each time. Very pretty tree with lovely arching branches. My favourite citrus for cooking with, hopefully I can harvest the next lot.

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Summer

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol, Nutrog Pellets, Manure and Lucerne mulch

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

Eco Oil seasonally

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 10/10

MiltonT's Edible Fruits
Update: 2105 days 14hrs

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

contact spray when gall beetles are about to emerge


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian 10/10

Bethiepie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2060 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Always blooming

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Planted: 2011

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

A few Scale bugs but nothing to alarm me just yet.  Hand picked off and have not seen again yet. 3/30/12 

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 6/10

Tropicalsanders's Edible Fruits
Update: 3017 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Also another citrus which gives me grief with the shrivelling up of leaves and diseases.  Had a few fruit this year, very nice limes.

Fruiting Months March, April, May

Planted: 1997

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 20% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dynamic lifter for citrus trees

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

white oil

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

? about pruning, when and how much.


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian

DavidB's Edible Fruits
Update: 1047 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Growing well in garden behind 1 meter retaining wall, still light on fruiting

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring


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Comments

DavidB says... [2719 days 10hrs ago]
Waiting to shape back yard then planting in the citrus section

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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted)

Thao's Edible Fruits
Update: 1321 days 11hrs

Comments: - The tree for many years has ants and lots of tiny black spots with lots of flowers but nil fruit.my neighbour sprayed his tree and my grandma asked him also to sprayed my Tahitian lime.the tree then had fruits. It turn out he only sprayed with very diluted detergent. Regular watering show more fruit set than irregular watering.


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted)

Devi's Edible Fruits
Update: 1869 days 19hrs

Comments: -

We use limes a lot in cooking as well as drinks and cocktails.

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Question:

When do you prune fruit trees?


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Cutting) 7/10

Kath5's Edible Fruits
Update: 477 days 14hrs

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 9/10

Edgo's Edible Fruits
Update: 1096 days 15hrs

Comments: - Fruits very well. Good quality fruit.

Fruiting Months November and December

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian 8/10

**KG**'s Edible Fruits
Update: 1045 days 15hrs

Comments: - looking healthy. growing well. not much fruit yet but only in it's 3rd year

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol as needed

Pest Control: nil required

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian 5/10

Homegrownsbest's Edible Fruits
Update: 708 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Planted November 2015. So too young to make any review as yet. 

It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir peat, perlite and a shovel of organic pellets mixed through. A really good layer of small pine bark on top.


Planted: 2015

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic pellets or citrus slow relaease

Pest Control: none as yet


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted)

Dimity Cottage1's Edible Fruits
Update: 544 days 13hrs

Comments: - I am growing this Lime as an Espalier and it is coming on well.

Fruiting Months April and May

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Amgrow Organic Fruit Fertilizer and Composted Manure

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Only use sprays when I have to and I use Fruit Fly Lures, and plant Moroccan Mint at the bottom of this Citrus

Organic Status:Certified


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 8/10

Branny1's Edible Fruits
Update: 516 days 17hrs

Comments: -

I recieved my Tahitian Lime and my Lots-of-Lemons as Christmas gifts in 2014. And wow, these things have been put through the ringer.

Any pest capable of getting something from a citrus, has attacked my babies. ARGH!

This was repotted into a large 70 L tub, with Osmocote citrus soil, cheapy bunnings compost, coir soaked in seasol and mollasses, chook manure, dynamic lifter pellets, and some lime. I think I threw in some blood and bone as well. Plant did well in the mix, and bushed out quickly, and set dozens of flowers in the first month.

Which the possums quickly ate. I mean it. Any time I get flowers, they eat the lot. Any that last long enough to turn into itty bitty fruit either get eaten, or knocked off in the possum's haste to eat all the flowers. I have tried covering with netting and weighting it down with bricks, and they shove the bricks away, and climb under!! So far, in two years, I have not had a single fruit. They also eat all the Lemonade flowers, as well as capsicum flowers, and all my strawberries. Dagnabbit.

Since then, I have had citrus miner, citrus gall wasp, giant brown caterpillars, citrus swallowtail butterfly catterpillars, fruit fly, aphids, you name it, they love it. The poor thing has hung on, and I am about to give it a bit of a hair cut, and move it to a better spot, since it is far enough around the back yard that it gets little attention. I think a season of being centre placed for me to baby it will do it good.

I remove most bugs by hand, so this one has never had sprays. I fertilise every other month with dynamic lifter pellets under the sugar cane mulch, and a good dose of seasol when I remember. It also seems to do well with some of the 'black marvel' rose fertiliser every once in a while. I plan to underplant with a few different herbs before spring to try and keep the bug population down, so we shall see how that goes. And yellow sticky cards, to trap any returning gall wasps I have missed!

I am attempting chicken wire cages to deter possums. Here's hoping for fruit Summer 2016!!!

Fruiting Months January, February, March, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian 8/10

JnrPermy's Edible Fruits
Update: 247 days 22hrs

Comments: - I love limes and their versitility, I'm looking forward to having fruit grow!

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question: Recently purchased this as a mature potted plant, I'm not sure exactly how old it is and would appreciate any tips or tricks to growing and producing the best fruit.


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted)

Aussiechucka's Edible Fruits
Update: 10 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Lots of limes

Fruiting Months January, February, March, November, December

Planted: 2010

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 50% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

Vacuum off the stink bugs when they come out.

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian

Anthonymiceli1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2944 days 23hrs

Comments: - Growing slwoly but will fruit when it is big enough as I have another Tahitian lime on normal rootstock in a different place

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: NOt required


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 6/10

Lee1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3022 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Happily growing in a big pot

Planted: 2008

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian 8/10

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2690 days 8hrs

Comments: -

great little dwarf lime. second year now and has fruit growing (gave one lime first year).

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

hand pick grasshoppers, dust for beetle larvae.


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Africanaussie's Edible Fruits
Update: 727 days 19hrs

Comments: - I love the flavour of fresh limes, and have had this tree ina  pot for obut 5 years now.   It only has two main branches, and occasionally get some sort of problem, so is not that healthy.  I get a few lime soff it every year.  I have tried unsuccesfully to graft another branch onto it to fill it out, and get more fruit. 

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2009

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: complete citrus organic

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: soapy water when needed

Organic Status:Organic

Question: I moved this tree out into an areaq where it gets more sun and now it is covered iwth blossom and tiny fruit . yeah! 


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian

Kristieraeofsun's Edible Fruits
Update: 3045 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Planted Autumn 2009


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