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LIME - TAHITIAN

Tahitian LimeBotanical 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.

Other Names: Citrus
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Preferred Climate

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

2-5m

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?

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 (Grafted) 8/10

Farsideb's Edible Fruits
Update: 4059 days 0hrs

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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.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, November, December

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo, thrive, seasol

Pest Control:

white oil, pyrethrum and garlic spray

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 10/10

Sean1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3102 days 4hrs

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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

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December

Planted: 2004

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Fruit Harvest: 60 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol, Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

Pyrethrum or Enviro Oil for stink bugs as needed

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Chak says... [3278 days 4hrs ago]
Hi Sean, I have a Tahitian lime as well in a pot. How do you prune the roots?
Sean1 says... [3246 days 22hrs ago]
hi Chak, sorry for late reply. I just took the whole tree out of the pot & trimmed the roots with a sharp knife & as Daleys advised pruned the foliage at the same rate. Then I put new in potting mix & dynamic lifter, repotted & gave some seasol weekly til it got over the shock. Very easy & responded well. Hope this helps

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Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 4074 days 24hrs

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Good variety. give sheltered position.


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 9/10

Gardengirl's Edible Fruits
Update: 2951 days 16hrs

Comments: -

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

Height 80 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, chicken poo, blood and bone with trace elements

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 10/10

Henry's Edible Fruits
Update: 3849 days 3hrs

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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.

August 2009:  Some flowering activity recorded.  Pruned both trees.

September 2009:  Lots more flowers observed.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.  Introduced fly trap.

October 2009:  Some growth activity recorded.

November 2009:  More growth recorded.  Some fruit observed.

December 2009 to March 2010:  Both trees are doing very well, with lots more growth recorded and lots more fruit.

Planted: 2005

Height 7 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash and citrus fertiliiser

Pest Control:

Lime Sulphur spray during winter and pest oil mid-spring.


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Brad1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3686 days 16hrs

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I took this from a cramped space in my dad's new house and transplanted into a pot as a 1.2m tree in winter 2009. Repotted in large pot Dec22 09. Growth flush by January. Ants moved in by Jan 15, I added coffee grounds and numerous soakings to try move them on. Canopy was not looking happy in winter, but strong spring flush. Tip pruned for shape and removal of weaker limbs leaving some early flowers.

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

When I Fertilise: Spring


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BJ11_old_address's Edible Fruits
Update: 3057 days 14hrs

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I'm not really sure where this came from (it traveled between rental properties as a friend's mascot), or even if it is a tahitian lime! Unfortunately it never set fruit prior to 2010 and I've not yet had a fruit reach picking stage. This could be because it has been dug up and re-planted roughly every 6 months until now. I've piled about 100 litres of sheep poo around it - I'm hoping this will leach into the soil and improve things a bit ... there are some flower buds so maybe the poo is doing the trick!

This plant suffered badly summer with only a small amount of watering - many of the branches were burnt off. I've sinced discovered that WA citrus need approximately 6 litres of water per day per square metre of canopy and the orange has responded very well to an almost 7-fold increase in water! There are now many new shoots. I've also errected a screen of cardboard boxes around the plant to provide additional shade. Ugly - but it is working.

Hopefully next summer the Jujube will provide some additional shade!

Plant was 'transplanted' in June 2011. I dug the plant up, removed the pale WA sand and replaced with a better quality soil, and re-planted the tree. It seems to have coped with the ordeal OK.

Jan 2012 - it is hard to imagine this is the same plant that struggled last summer. A bit more food and water and it is growing like a champ and covered in fruit. No cardboard this year - just sugarcane mulch.

May 2012 - already more fruit than I can eat, thankfully friends at work are happy to consume the extra limes. Water and food clearly appreciated!

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

ladybugs

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Brad1 says... [3690 days 18hrs ago]
actual tahitian limes are quite hardy and don't need huge soil improvement. They will establish as long as the rootball settles in. Should be flowering now at that size

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KathK's Edible Fruits
Update: 1188 days 15hrs

Comments: - Got so big it split so attacked it with the chainsaw. Has  produced 100s of limes

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 8/10

Itdepends1's Edible Fruits
Update: 4049 days 12hrs

Comments: -

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

Planted: 2004

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pruned By: 25% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Fruit and Citrus

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

White oil during spring/autumn while pests are active

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 3589 days 16hrs

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The tree was planted in a sunny but very windy spot and almost all the leaves were blown off during the Winter months. I got a bit worried but the tree has recovered and is producing lots of new leaves thanks to the recent rain.



Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lime - Tahitian 9/10

Birdybooo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2946 days 11hrs

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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 were striped from the tree and so no fruits.

The tree shows strong growth and isn't affected by the cold Melbourne winter at all. They don't seem to mind growing in pots either. I had to stake mine because of the wind. 

Other than the wind destroying some of the leaves, this tree wasn't affected by any pest.

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: sheep manure, citrus fertiliser sulphur potash

Pest Control: So far, I haven't had any issue with pest insect attacking my Tahitian compare to the other varities I have in the garden.

Organic Status:Organic


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Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 239 days 18hrs

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Now flowering and fruiting continuously after three years, covered in limes  (only a few fruit as a two year old). Seems to need the most fertiliser of any of my citrus.

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost and chook manure, kelp and fish emulsion

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Lime - Tahitian 8/10

Fruittreepottingmix1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3169 days 16hrs

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

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control: pest oil for leaf miner


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Lime - Tahitian (Cutting)

Potty Bob 1's Edible Fruits
Update: 603 days 15hrs

Comments: - I grew this from my friends tree from a cutting , grown in 60l pot growing more lw and shrubby than a tree. 

Planted: 2013

Height 0.7 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 30 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: eco oil


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VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2925 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Love all things lime !  Mainly use juice, but is nice in marmalade.

Update Spring 2012: absolutely covered with flowers, and hopefully this year the fruit don't all drop off (have lost all fruit in last 2 yrs, possibly due to excessively wet and cool conditions exacerbated by cold-winds.)

Planted: 2010

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure and Citrus feed

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Manually squish some of Swallow-tail Butterfly caterpillars if they get a bit excessive (they seem to prefer this lime to the other citrus). Nil other problems. 

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

 


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 10/10

Sandy31's Edible Fruits
Update: 793 days 14hrs

Comments: - Flavour and smell is perfect for any type of cooking and drinks

Fruiting Months May, June, July

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Home made White oil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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sandy31 says... [2075 days 2hrs ago]
Heavy infestation of Bronze Bugs. Lost majority of crop this year.
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BUD GRAFTED Orange - Washington Navel (Grafted) IN JAN 2018,MAY 2020 3 bIG ORANGES...

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Lime - Tahitian 9/10

StaceysGarden's Edible Fruits
Update: 1439 days 22hrs

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

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 8/10

Aaron Siemienow1's Edible Fruits
Update: 689 days 3hrs

Comments: -

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

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted)

SAndy Leigh's Edible Fruits
Update: 507 days 6hrs

Comments: - Trying out a new crop and looking for niche market

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Question: Any tips on growing tahitian limes in blacksoil in south east Qld - also what's the best fertilizer.


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Lime - Tahitian 7/10

Colleen1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3825 days 5hrs

Comments: -

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.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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