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Looking for a lime variety

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starling starts with ...
that is not very sour. After something I could eat like an orange (well, able to be eaten directly without it making my face screw up). Any ideas?

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S
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Boris Spasky says...
Um, that's why a lime is a lime and not an orange: A refreshing zesty acidic fruit.
Perhaps look into the lemonade tree.
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JakfruitEttiquette says...
Fingerlime, but you need to choose a variety that is lime like. Probably the average wild green type is ok. The flavour of different types+colour really varies, some not lime like at all.
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BJ says...
Grow miracle berries. Thats the only way you'll be able to eat an actual lime without screwing up your face.
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Mike says...
Limes and lemons are usually grown because they have some sourness.There are sweet lemons,lemonades and meyer but sweet limes might not be in Australia.Mandarins and oranges can be eaten at paticular stages of ripeness to get the level of acid desired.
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Brain says...
There are actually some 'sweet' limes around. If you have a search on the forum here, I entered into a debate trying to work out what is 'Australian Sweet lime'.

anyway, long story short, there are 2 types of sweet lime out there and the Australian vesion is a decendant of one of them. Though if you google it, overseas experience shown that they seem to be sweet enough to eat and juice.
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Speedy says...
I have a sweet lime I grafted ontp a lime tree years ago.
'Not very sour' is an understatement with this one though
its good as a filler juice for sour or excessively sweet citrus.
it has less acid than an orange or mandarin and not really very sweet at all.
some would say insipid.

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BJ says...
Yeah, there are Australian sweet limes at Bunnings a fair bit of the time. I've never tasted one, and couldnt tell you if its what limeade is to lime as lemonade is to lemon, but its been around for a while and no ones ever raved about them like they do about lemonades.
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JakfruitEttiquette says...
The Australian Lime commonly available, is probably a lime/mandarin hyb, its like a mild Rangpur, or very mild Bush Lemon, and not too limelike.
Brain, how did you work out that its related to Sweet Lime ?
ps I got seed in a couple of Australian Limes, and now that I think about it, seedlings look more like Sweet Lime than Rangpur or Lemon etc

Sweet Lime, has a slight rosewater/turkish delight flavour, non acid and not too limelike either. Nice on museli for Vegans, or even Vulcans.
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starling says...
Boris, I understand what a lime is, but it has a flavour objectively independent from its sourness. I am merely looking for one without the other. I bought a couple of lemonades last night actually--one even has little fruit on it that I will probably prune off. 22$ each or thereabout from bunnings. They had seedless navel oranges on flying dragon rootstock, but the price was pretty hefty.

Jakfruit, I used to be a vulcan but was pretty bad at it (think coke zero and potato gems) so now I've gone back to being pesco.GF is vegan though--hats off to her, too. I couldn't do it.

Thanks guys, I will look into the sweet lime and see what I can pull up, thanks for all the replies.

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Brain says...
I got my Aus Sweet Lime from an independent supplier. I suspect it originated from Brunswick nursery. So doing some google to figure out what it was, I figured out it is either citrus limettioides or citrus limetta, based on the name. (i.e. what can be a Sweet lime).

Then checking out the leave pattern, it has a very distinct V shape, so that's where I draw my conclusions, comparing to known pictures of the variety. Of course I can't be 100% sure.

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