FINGER LIME - RED CUTTING
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.
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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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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
March, April, May, June, July, August, September
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Question & Answer
Should I cover these with shade cloth to protect them during summer? We live at avoca beach, about an hour north of Sydney. Cheers, Justin morrow From: AVOCA BEACH NSW
The tree will grow fine in full sun however when the fruit is setting the fruit itself can be susceptible to sunburn and having shade cloth can help with this and make sure that the fruit looks great and doesn't have any blemishes from sunburn. Since harvest period is late summer to september it would only be a problem for your first fruit if you get a really hot patch. So likely more trouble than it's worth.
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