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LIME - WEST INDIAN SEEDLING

Citrus aurantifolia Key lime or west indian limeBy YVSREDDY CC BY-SA 3.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Description

A very small round lime which has numerous seeds, and a strong flavour. Used extensively for drinks and flavourings, and makes good marmalade. Very juicy and very acid. Squeeze a half of lime into a glass of iced water - very refreshing. Trees require warm humid climate - can grow in most parts of the tropics and subtropics. Also known as the Key Lime in the USA and the Mexican Lime. Trees are grown from seed

Other Names: Key Lime, Citrus
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Height: 60-70cm
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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

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

March, April, May, June, July, August, September

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Question & Answer

will this tree still be ok if grown in Melbourne please? From:

It will be marginal, limes prefer a warmer climate, worth trying if you have a nice warm and sheltered sunny corner.

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I planted a West Indian Lime around 6 years ago in a warm sunny position in my garden - it must like the position as it fruits prolifically. Beware the spikes! | Desiree Jacobson - Highton , VIC 29-Oct-2018
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Lime - West Indian Seedling

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 2722 days 1hrs

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lime - West Indian Seedling (Grafted) 10/10

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 2100 days 4hrs

Comments: - Graft on rough orange rootstock. Heavy fruiting, good flavour. Have grafted mekrut (kaffir) lime and joppa orange on but these grafts are quite recent and yet to fruit. Best of my citrus, a heavy bearer with good size fruit if it gets regular water, but after 9 years is now taking a beating from borers and longicorn beetle.

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

Planted: 2005

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 50 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Pick off citrus shield bug and caterpillars, spray for lea miner occasionally.

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime - West Indian Seedling

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 195 days 23hrs

Comments: - Only planted 2weeks ago. This is a picture of our previous tree. A very heavy bearer of lovely limes. They are seedy but as we juice them it doesn't matter. I am interested to see if it will be able to handle this cooler climate.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Balanced Acid lovers alternating with slow release organic chook manure pellets. Little and often.


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Lime - West Indian Seedling (Grafted) 6/10

Wetnwild1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3069 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Too many seeds in fruit, but mum has tahitian so I wanted a different one.

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus fertiliser, trace elements, worm liquid

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

white oil, started getting leaf curl after lemon did


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Lime - West Indian Seedling 9/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 2113 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Nearly always has fruit - lived in a pot for the first 2 years after I bought it.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Lime - West Indian Seedling (Seedling) 8/10

Malanda231's Edible Fruits
Update: 279 days 18hrs

Comments: - Taste is tangy and smaller than tahitian. First couple of years it focused on establishing itself (bushiness) then by 4th year height has taken effect and getting only a small amount of crop and flowering. There are thorns. Espaliered, but not as easy to compared to my other citrus as branches are stiffer.

Planted: 2013

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Certified


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Lime - West Indian Seedling

Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 2853 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Flowers well, only a few fruit so far but it is still young. The other lime took 3 years to fruit well.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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Lime - West Indian Seedling 7/10

Apparro's Edible Fruits
Update: 1826 days 15hrs

Comments: - Patio Lime that seems to be growing vigorously however I didn't see many flowers this year and it didn't set any fruit. Has had some problems with aphids, leaf miner and mineral difficiency. I think I've solved them by using occassional eco oil sprays and watering with trace elements. I've also added rock dust. 

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: ee above

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lime - West Indian Seedling (Grafted)

Birdybooo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2642 days 5hrs

Comments: - I heard that this particular lime has excellent flavours. I don't know how well it will grow in Melbourne but it seem some members had sucess with this particular lime here. 

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: sheep manure and dynamic lift

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: No pest so far

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

How well does this lime grow in Melbourne weather?

Is there anything special I may need to do to the plants to ensure its success in my garden?


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Lime - West Indian Seedling (Grafted) 7/10

Kath5's Edible Fruits
Update: 1207 days 24hrs

Planted: 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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