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FINGER LIME

Fingerlime fruitsBotanical Name: Microcitrus australasica
Description

This is a seedling selection from our grafted varieties. They have a thin skin that ranges in colour from green, yellow, red, purple to even a black. The inner cells are cylindrical balls filled with lime juice. Very hardy. The bushy thorny foliage is a perfect protective habitat for small birds to nest in addition to their fruits.

Other Names: fingerlime
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Plant Information or Specifications

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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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?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

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

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

HiI have purchased several Native Finger Limes (Sydney) which I will be growing in pots. What is the best soil that I should purchase for those plants, I assume it would be a native potting mix. Can you please confirm.Regards Patrick From: DUNDAS NSW

Finger lime is a citrus plant so you could use a good citrus/fruit potting mix but yes a native potting mix will be fine too. In my experience you get what you pay for eg. the more you pay the longer the plant can stay in the pot. If you get a cheaper potting mix that is fine but you will need to replace it more often. This might be an option if you wanted to plant it in a small pot then upgrade it later on and use better potting mix. Good luck :) #FingerLime1981

How long would any given plant take to fruit? From:

This is a seedling grown finger lime so it needs to mature before it can then produce fruit so perhaps 3-6 years. Of course many factors can effect when this happens such as climate, position, soil, health. A grafted finger lime doesn't have to go through maturity so it can fruit much sooner perhaps within 2-3 years however if the plant is too small and starts fruiting it is best to remove the flowers to let it mature a bit more.

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I have 3 finger limes, one is named and the others, quite different growth, are from Daleys seedling choice. Watch the sun it's hot! Mine were all potted under citrus. Nearly lost one. Pruned heavily, moved to half sun and watered well. Survived. | Bron Ramey - Beresfield, NSW 17-Jan-2017
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Finger Lime (Grafted) 9/10

Mel2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2597 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Finger limes have been around for a long time, talking to the old timers but it has only recently become trendy to have these tiny caviar like bursts of citrus in your salad or on your oysters. Yum!

The shrub/tree is a prickly little bugger but well worth the scratches. I heard they're the only citrus that will freeze without bursting the little cells!! Mine came from the Aspley Hypermarket, Qld last year 09 and gave me 3 beauties.It wasnt labelled as any type but it's cells are a lovely pale pink. No aphids or other suckers like it but the grasshoppers dined on it a bit in summer.

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Neem oil.

May try molasses to deter grasshoppers.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Finger Lime (Seedling)

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 250 days 24hrs

Comments: - Have several, some in pots, some in the ground. Must not be allowed to dry out in pots, otherwise they die..Seem to need some shade and regulat watering for fruit set.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus

Pest Control: Pick off caterpillars


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b1b2j3 says... [251 days 16hrs ago]
Boo hoo... read about drying out far too late ish. This year 2016-17 heat is up. Temperate=SubT. Sun=half shade?

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Finger Lime 4/10

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2956 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Slow growing.  Planted in shady position.  Need to plant more in full sun.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime (Seedling) 5/10

Tuten's Edible Fruits
Update: 2962 days 20hrs

Comments: -

I'm not 100% sure this is the same species as what I am growing.  I bought it as a native lime.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 2016 days 7hrs

Comments: -

This tree has been planted six years ago, but nearly died two years ago. It developped some sort of white rot that consumed most of the wood. I cut it right back and cleaned as well as I could. It started growing again from the base. No flowers or fruits, but it is looking OK.

Planted: 2006

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

not needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime 10/10

Russ3's Edible Fruits
Update: 1349 days 2hrs

Comments: - The finger lime I have is about 3 years old early 2011. I was told it was a Rainforest Pearl which is suppose to give a cylindrical shape green maybe a slight blush fruit with little crimson crimson coloured pearls of juicy lime flavour. The finger lime has been described as being a superior lime in culinary dishes by some chefs but in my opinion it has a very unique flavour and I need to experiment with them a bit more before I pass judgment. It was almost like the oils from the rind went through the lime flavour. I can't wait to see what I've got when it comes to fruiting  

Planted: 2011

Height 32 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: composted cow/chicken manure, seaweed

Pest Control: none required just yet


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Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 2066 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Extremely thorny. Flowers after rain. I have three- one is a new ricks red, one is a wild type, I am not sure what the other is. All flower well but no fruit yet.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Finger Lime 6/10

Grant's Edible Fruits
Update: 2142 days 24hrs

Comments: - Aussie native, will handle some shade, useful fruit

Fruiting Months November

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic 5 in 1

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Finger Lime 7/10

TheShack1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2106 days 21hrs

Comments: -

We have a couple of these. All have been growing well but still have to set flowers/fruit. They seem to like regular watering.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Powerfeed, Chelated Iron


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Finger Lime (Seedling) 6/10

WildBuna's Edible Fruits
Update: 1073 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Growing really well has just flowered for the first time so I have my fingers crossed! :)

Planted: 2011

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Hawkgirl's Edible Fruits
Update: 980 days 4hrs

Planted: 2013

Height 0.25 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Finger Lime (Seedling) 4/10

EmKae's Edible Fruits
Update: 792 days 11hrs

Comments: - Native, delicious fruits

Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: pyrethrin only once

Organic Status:Pesticides Used

Question: Why won't it fruit, it had 1 fruit which fell of before maturity. Have noticed grasshoppers and have sprayed for orchid butterfly


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Finger Lime (Grafted) 10/10

Gabby Salts's Edible Fruits
Update: 546 days 18hrs

Planted: 2016

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Water Given in: Spring


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Mgoul131's Edible Fruits
Update: 371 days 8hrs

Comments: -

several different types

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 7

Pollination: No


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Finger Lime (Seedling) 6/10

Pademelon1's Edible Fruits
Update: 782 days 22hrs

Comments: - This finger lime is called red champagne. I could've gone for grafting, but seedling was much cheaper. Small spiky bush on the sidewalk, survives the dogs, which is always good. growing with two trunks currently, which is annoying and drains it's energy. When I first planted, it put forth heaps of beautiful new growth, starting a dark purple turning a light green before the final darker green. It hasn't grown since then. Is in quite a dry location as well.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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