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Peter Sorensen starts with ...
Hi all !,
Just wondering if any one knows if Finger
Lime Collette & Finger lime Durham's
emerald are synonymous,I would really
Appreciate any feedback thanks

Kind regards
Peter Sorensen
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Peter Sorensen
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6th May 2018 9:38pm
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Pete

I think those two finger limes are significantly different from one another. Finger lime Collette is lemon skinned with large champagne colored flesh while finger lime Durham's Emerald, as the name suggest has a rich emerald green flesh with an almost black skin. So their difference is like day and night.

I have attached pictures of both FL for comparison purposes. First pic is FL Durham's emerald and the 2nd one is FL Collette.

Happy gardening :-)

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Peter Sorensen says...
Hi !,
Fruitylicious1 I don't believe the second photo is Collette because the photos from Daley's and Ozifingerlime of Collette look just like the FL in the first photo ,online stockists or gardening sites never seem to sell or promote both , I think they are the same variety .

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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Pete

I strongly believe that what I have answered to your query is true and accurate. Why? Just for analogy, when i have a mysterious illness that my local GP cannot give me a satisfactory prognosis I will get a referral to a specialist for that particular type of malady. What I did was to locate a specialist nursery that deals with Australian native finger limes and red lime and 'nothing else'. I am pretty sure that a native finger lime and red lime specialist nursery is more reliable with anything about finger limes including the names. Don't get offended. I was just trying to answer your question as accurately and correctly as possible that's why I didn't consult a non-native finger lime nursery specialist like Daley's and the like. Another tell tale sign is the name Durhams Emerald, you would expect that the color of the flesh is at least greenish in color not champagne colored. I couldn't imagine an emerald other than some sort of green in color unless I am color blind.

It is still up to you whether you believe a GP or a specialist.

I have given below all the specialist details so that you can verify the veracity of my claims.

Here are their details:
Website: www.gondwananativelimes.com.au
Email : gondwananativelimes@gmail.com
Address: Gondwana Native Limes
1143 Nulla Creek Rd,
Bellbrook, NSW
2440, Australia
Phone : 02 6567 2085
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Original Post was last edited: 9th May 2018 7:16pm
jakfruit etiquette says...
The pigmentation of the same Fingerlime var can vary slightly in different climates, especially colour pigments, so when grown at different places pics could vary.
On the other hand, not all photos on websites are true or accurate, so photo of a var could be incorrect or generic.
ie cut and paste a pic into site, not take own photo.
Its also not impossible for some people to be growing the wrong type as what they claim,
and it has been stated on this site that some people had got several versions of the same red fingerlime var from different sources.
Once you eliminate some of these questions, the answer might be clearer??
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