Lime - West Indian Seedling

Citrus aurantifolia

Citrus aurantifolia Key lime or west indian lime By YVSREDDY [CC BY-SA 3.0] (Photo Credits)

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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 Mexican Lime

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Specifications of Lime - West Indian Seedling

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn 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)

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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Lime - West Indian Seedling Reviews & Tips

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Desiree Jacobson
2y ago

Highton , VIC, Australia

Lime - West Indian Seedling

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!

★★★★ 3y ago

BRAY PARK, QLD, Australia

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 ...

★★★ 6y ago


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 ...

★★★★ 7y ago

North Lakes, QLD

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

★★★ 10y ago


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

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