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.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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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?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
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Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
March, April, May, June, July, August, September
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.
Customer Comments on Finger Lime
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
I have 3 of these all in pots of sandy loam 1 from Bunnings and fruited almost immediately now flowering again the others Daleys Green Saphire and rainforest pearl struggled in geenhouse over winter but are now budding.water weekly winter daily summer | David Jones - Sylvaterre, Vic 13-Sep-2018
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