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Kusaie lime / rangpur lime

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BenW starts with ...
Does anyone know of a retailer of the Kusaie Lime?

This is a type of Rangpur lime which looks very much like a miniature lemon (lemon shaped, yellow inside and out) rather than the mandarin appearance of a standard Rangpur. They have a great lime flavour.

I have seen the Kassia Lime that Daley's sell, but I doubt that different climates would produce that different a colouration, even if the taste description is similar.

There is a farm that grows them in Kangaroo ground, north of Melbourne, however this has recently changed hands and they no longer appear to be doing roadside sales.

They are polyembrionic, so if anyone has a tree I would be grateful for some fruit / seeds, or even some cuttings / budwood.

Barring that, I might have to go knocking on their door as if they do happen to be the only trees in Australia, it would be a shame for them to die or be cut down.
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Boris Spasky says...
I'd like to have one too but gave up trying some time ago now.
The Tahitian ripen mostly at the same time (in temperate areas) then drops the fruit. Whereas the Kusaie holds on the tree and can carry a crop all year round.
Outside of private collections it doesn't exist AFAIK.
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Julie says...
BenW, If you have the chance, sounds like a good idea to contact the farmer. I hate to see any plant disappearing because no-one kept it going.

Then you can send us some seeds! (Please)

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BenW says...
The worst bit is, I had some seeds growing last year. Good germination but the bloody snails ate them all at 1 cm tall :/

I'll have to drop in and see what they have to say next time I head that way - if I get some seeds I'm happy to post some out.

It's a shame that I'm useless at budding citrus, so I have to do it the hard way :)
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MaryT1 says...
BenW air layering is dead easy and cuttings are not hard to strike with citrus. If you have access to a tree it should be simple to get new plants from it.

P.S. Here's a link to a no frill method that worked for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTRC1DQ8AXo
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BenW says...
Hi Mary

I'm not sure that someone will let me airlayer a tree on their property ;)

I have had mixed success with citrus cuttings, but will definitely give that a go as well as the seeds, if I can get some cuttings.
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BenW says...
Well, I have some seeds at least. If anyone wants some they can email me at benawaite at hotmail dot com in the next week or so and I'll post you some.

They only had a couple of bags out so I'm not sure how many seeds I'll get but I will probably go past there again in a couple of weeks and pick up some more.

Anyone have a good recipe for lime marmalade?...
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Julie says...
Ben, I would love a few seeds. Would you like Seville seeds in exchange when they are ready? All my citrus is very late ripening this year.

My lime marmalade was a very disappointing murky green colour. I make a fabulous marmalade with Navel oranges by removing all the white pith - maybe this idea would work with limes too?
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Brain says...
Good work Ben, we need more folks like you who are keen to maintain citrus lines! respect!
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BenW says...
Apologies to those people who have emailed me. I've got some fruit in the fridge and will get more on the weekend, but they are fiddly little seeds and fairly seedless to boot, so I haven't got around to processing many yet. I'll try to get them posted out in a week or 2.
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Bobthedog says...
Hi Ben.....if it's not too late I would love some seeds also. As a kid my Grandmother in Broken Hill had the most amazing tree in her yard, (she referred to them as bush limes). I actually loved eating the fruit with a little salt. Unfortunately, she is long gone and I had no other association with the town. I have been yearning for such a tree but until now I have been able to track down a supplier.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Eremocitrus, the desert lime grows around Broken Hill, Btd sure it wasnt that ?
Very small lime like fruit.
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Diana says...
I used to regularly go to central Qld, where we ate two types of yummy bush tucker- Eremocitrus fruit (crush and use the juice) and currant bush Carissa ovata. I've seen the lime for sale but never the current bush. The fruit of the currant bush tastes like dates.
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ddan says...
Here is a more detailed video on growing citrus from cuttings:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY0wskA9IGY

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Kalgoorlie says...
For anyone who still might be chasing a Kusaie Lime in WA they are produced by Landsdale Plants. I've seen them at Bunnings too, not sure who produces those though.
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