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Finger Lime Varieties

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It would be greatly appreciate if you could please let me know the tastiest variety of Finger Lime and do you grow it
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Christine Lacy
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24th July 2017 2:07pm
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BJ11 says...
finger limes are all so delicious - but then I eat kumquats whole and happily chow down on lemons and limes straight from the tree (skin and all)!
Taste is so subjective.
You're in a great area for finger limes - why not try growing a hedge that is a mixture of as many as you can? (They are all so delicious). Or contact people around you and taste their finger limes and take cuttings of the ones you think are the most delicious. Or take pot-luck and try a seedling.
If you're really not sure, I'd go for the prettiest ... the colours are amazing (and I'm jealous because it snows where I am so seedlings in a sheltered spot are the best option for me - that way a few will hopefully have the right combination of genetics to make it!)
They are so yummy - just give it a go!
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8th August 2017 10:32am
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Christine Lacy says...
I have been told that there are superior tasting finger limes and I only have a small space probably in a pot I need to track down the tastiest variety. I understand that finger limes are now grafted varieties and if you plant seeds they will revert to the root stock.
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15th August 2017 4:11pm
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Pademelon1 says...
Whilst it is true that cultivar limes are superior to seedlings, to label any one cultivar as superior is misleading since they are bred for different purposes. Many finger limes taste very similar to traditional limes, lines of difference being texture and colour rather than flavour. If, in that sense you care for the 'tastiest lime': then that may well be a traditional lime rather than a finger lime that fits the bill. However, there are some cultivars that are more aromatic or have different tastes to traditional limes. Whether any of these are superior is subjective though. Planting seeds does not revert to rootstock, but an entirely new plant which may be better or worse than the variety you obtained it from.

Cultivars I encourage you to research would be: Byron sunrise, Collette, Jali Red, Judy's Everbearing, Tasty green, Wauchope, Chartreuse, red champagne, Alstonville and purple viola.
There are also options of crosses between fingerlimes and other citrus, for instance the Red centre lime and the sunrise lime.

Happy hunting!
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16th August 2017 10:53pm
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