LIME - WEST INDIAN SEEDLING
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
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
Plant Information or Specifications
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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?
Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes, Yes
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
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Suitability in Pots
Frequent Watering, Moderate Watering
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage
March, April, May, June, July, August, September
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.
Customer Comments on Lime - West Indian Seedling
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! | Desiree Jacobson - Highton , VIC 29-Oct-2018
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