Tahitian Lime

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Make it pretty and practical ! Grow your lime in a pot.

(2/6) Make it pretty and practical ! Grow your lime in a pot.

Shows a Tahitian Lime Tree that has been pruned to a manageable size and on display at Sutton's juice Factory

(3/6) Shows a Tahitian Lime Tree that has been pruned to a manageable size and on display at Sutton's juice Factory

Close up of Tahitian lime on tree ready to pick because the colour has gone from green unripe to a yellowing colour at Suttons Juice Factor

(4/6) Close up of Tahitian lime on tree ready to pick because the colour has gone from green unripe to a yellowing colour at Suttons Juice Factor

Lime - Tahitian For Sale (Size: Large)  (Grafted)

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Leaf of the Lime Tahitian

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Lime - Tahitian

Citrus latifolia
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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.
Other Names: Citrus

$37.00 ($37.00-$69.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Lime - Tahitian

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn 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? Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes, Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Frequent Watering, Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? 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

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Lime - Tahitian Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 6months ago


Lime - Tahitian

It is growing happily and is looking forward to supporting our evening drinks.

★★★★★ 6months ago


Lime - Tahitian

Even though the plant is still establishing it already has a couple of fruit. Plant is nice & healthy

★★★★ 9months ago


Lime - Tahitian

A bit yellow, leaf development a touch ragged but generally ok thanks

★★★★★ 10months ago


Lime - Tahitian

Wanted a second tree because I love lime and the previous one I bought from Daley's is so strong and healthy

★★★★★ 1y ago


Lime - Tahitian

Healthy growing well

★★★★★ 1y ago


Lime - Tahitian

All good and doing well.

★★★★★ 1y ago


Lime - Tahitian

Very healthy

★★★★★ 2y ago

Melbourne , Victoria, Australia

Lime - Tahitian

Loves horse poo feeds at drip line. Gets really big and responded well to a heavy prune. Copius fruit almost all year round. Responds well to regular picking. Happily growing next to feijoa.

★★★★★ 3y ago


Use these a lot in cold drinks and meringues, curries. Same as for lemon. Prune as you go. Keeps a few households in limes.

Aaron Siemienow1
★★★★ 5y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

Planted in same hole as a lemon. so far so good, but no flowers.

★★★★ 7y ago


I LOVE limes, love, love, LOVE them!! The tree is doing well, very vigorous despite the ants farming mealybug like on all my citrus. 

★★★ 7y ago


Good for drinks and meals.


★★★★ 8y ago

THAGOONA, QLD, Australia

Planted about July 2015 in a 50cm pot. Going well, has about 3 small fruit. It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I recently repotted it into a 75 litre planter bag with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark t...

★★★★★ 9y ago

Tingalpa, QLD, Australia

Plenty of fruit, very easy to care for the only issue we have had is thrips, neem oil solved that issue though.  This is growing in a 60cm pot and looks great.  Even in part shade it is healthy and very productive

10y ago


On deaths door. I need to learn the art of citrus growing.


★★★★★ 11y ago


Flavour and smell is perfect for any type of cooking and drinks


★★★★ 11y ago

Burnside, VIC, Australia

I saw this one avaliable for sale in Bunning. It was a resonable price for a quiet a large tree. I planted it in a 50L plastic pot with lots of manure, fertiliser and mulch. It was doing well but was disrupted by strong wind last winter. The flowers we...

★★★★ 11y ago

Illawarra, NSW

Happy as a clam in the frost free climate, already shooting madly after 2 months in the middle of winter.


★★ 12y ago

MANLY WEST, QLD, Australia

I need this for my fish and chips Hahaha . Always has fruit on it now . Sugar cane mulch and carp fertiliser . 

★★★★ 12y ago

sydney, nsw, australia

small fruit on at moment going away so will probs fall off



★★★★★ 12y ago


Bought in pot from nursery 6 years ago and was struggling.  I planted in groung this year and is doing alot better.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

★★★★★ 12y ago

Miranda, NSW, Australia

Has stayed manageable size in the pot. Great tasting fruit, low maintenance tree. Only pests are stink bugs which are easy to control. Pruned roots as well as branches this winter & has a flush of new growth & heaps of fruit set this spring

★★ 12y ago

St Agnes, SA, AUST

juice is great with iced tea in summer months


★★★ 13y ago


Like to use limes for Asian dishes.


★★★★ 13y ago

, SA

Can't believe thia one ia actually producing limes. Planted in a sheltered north facing wall so gets plenty of warmth and water. Continues flushes of new growth throughout the year.It also gets inspected regularly for butterfly eggs on new growth, seem...

★★★ 13y ago

Toowong, QLD, AUS

fruit almost seedless and branches thornless

★★★ 13y ago

bateau bay, nsw, australia

purchased whyee nursery.i would like some fresh limes for use in cooking but it might take a while.

★★★★★ 13y ago

MOUNT ISA, qld, australia

We use the fruit daily in meals,drinks,practically everything

★★★★★ 13y ago

Pomona, Qld, Australia

It has a long fruiting season and gives plentifully.  Very useful fruit


★★★ 13y ago

Erskineville, nsw

Growing in a pot but has struggled.  I moved it to a full winter sun position and repotted and prunned and it is taking off. Not many fruit at this stage.  Srping 2011 - lots of flowers this year and fruit is setting. The tree is loooking a bit spars...

★★★★★ 13y ago

Cronulla, NSW, Australia

Tastes fantastic and works a treat in my husbands beer and my vodka and soda

★★★★★ 13y ago

wilsons creek, nsw, Australia

It is our first home grown fruit that we have actually sold to the local Fruit and Veg shop! A magical tree that produces thousands of fruit - with only mulching and pruning. Wallabies chew on the tips (we have fenced the trunk to keep it safe), brush ...

★★★★★ 13y ago


The reson why I think this plant is paramount is because it is seedless and tastes sweet and sour which im sure will adapt to everyones tastebuds. Even the fussy ones.

★★★★ 13y ago

Rangeville, QLD, Australia

Who can use this much fruit!?!?!?  Great in it's big pot, needs pruning a few times a year to keep the size down though.   Never any pest damage, only gets the odd dose of fish or seaweed as well as some compost top dressing now and again.

★★★ 14y ago

Mt Pleasant, SA, Australia

Have Tahitian and West Indian lime. Both on northern edge of shade house area, so can get winter sun but not much summer sun. Will see how they survive winter. Currently the West Indian lime is growing better than the Tahitian.

★★★★ 14y ago

Keperra, QLD, Australia

I thought this was a dwarf plant, but the tag does not say so, so I must have picked up the wrong plant. In ground now for over 1 year, going great. Full of fruit. Just like its dwarf brother, just a bit bigger.

★★★★ 14y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

A young tree.  May have been set back a bit as I moved it from the garden into a pot.  Seems to have come back well though and has some fruit as well as a mass of flowers on it at present.  Also gets quite a bit of wind and salt as is right on the w...


★★★★ 14y ago

Wakeley, NSW, Australia

This tree is a machine. It has fruits on it all year round. Very rewarding tree.Luckily I inherited this tree from the previous owners.

★★★★★ 14y ago

North Bellingen, NSW, Australia

very abundant-we prune and cull fruit to control the weight load on the branches which tend to split when there is too much weight from the fruit left on them. The pruning sacrifices current fruit but is better for the tree in the long run.

★★★★★ 14y ago

Rathmines, NSW, Australia

Best fruit tree I have, quick growing, prolific producer, great tasting limes, good looking treeFull of flowers.  Got about 120 limes last year.Oh my god this is the best fruit tree ever.  No effort required and just continues to produce have just pu...

★★★★★ 14y ago

Eden Hill, WA, Australia

well established lime tree, very healthy fruiting all year round.

★★★★ 14y ago

Kyabram, VIC, Australia

very good fruit and plenty of them,very low maintenance

★★★★ 14y ago

South Maroota, NSW, Australia

Given to me after a tough life in the previous owners pot for a number of years. Planted below the septic tank in a sheltered position with morning and midday sun. Never looked back, fruits brilliantly every year. Some problems with gall wasp.


★★★★★ 14y ago


Healthy and vigorous fruiting tree.  Have had lots of good sized juicy seedless fruit.    Just beside it is a Satsuma Mandarin (Robbie Engalls variety).  Both trees are doing well.  Have had lots of mandarins from the mandarin tree as well.Aug...

★★ 14y ago

Albany, WA, Australia

Slow growing for me. Compact healthy looking bush, but no fruit as yet.

★★★★ 14y ago

Eaton, WA, Australia

A great lime growing up against the fence in our herb garden. Pruned reasonably heavily to keep the size down- carries fruit through much of the year

★★★★★ 14y ago

Noble Park North, VIC, Australia

small tree fruits well.



★★★★ 14y ago

Como, NSW, Australia

The lime has been great in its pot.  We water, fertalise, occasionally treat with white oil if necessary and harvest wonderful limes.  As you can see in the picture, the lime, orange and hass avacado are in smallish pots.

★★★ 14y ago

Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

just moved from the front garden to the side, pruned 1/3

14y ago


Feeding - see lemon - meyer. Aug 2010: is recovering well from being transplanted, at last. Will be removing flowers this season though - it's not ready for fruit yet.


★★★★ 14y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Tough, easy to grow, small tree.

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