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Hi

I was in Iran recently and I came across a citrus the locals called 'limoo shirin''. In India its called mousambi and the technical name is citrus limetta.

I am going crazy trying to find it. I cannot find this plant in any nursery. No Indian shops that I've been in have the fruit. I'm happy to grow it from seed and graft it onto something suitable but I cannot get seeds.

Does anyone have this plant that I could get seeds from? Or know a specific grower/nursery?

A search of this forum with citrus limetta brought up some threads but nothing that was concrete and clear.
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Citruslimetta
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14th November 2017 10:28pm
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Try searching for Sweet Lime or Palestine Sweet Lime
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16th November 2017 11:14am
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Citruslimetta
Importing citrus plant material to Australia is difficult because of the potential danger it poses to the thriving citrus industry in this country.
Being said that you can try the following U.S.A. orgs.
1. usda-ars national clonal germplasm repository for citrus and dates (ncgr)
e-mail: riv@ars-grin.gov
tel: ++951-827-4399
2. citrus clonal protection program
lindcove research and extension center
22963 carson ave.
exeter, ca 93221
u.s.a.
e-mail: ccpp@ucr.edu
voice: (559) 429-9718

If you would like to settle for a slightly different product that's available in Australia you can try lemonade tree or sweet lime tree. Both are good for eating and juicing. In production at daleys as of today. Lemonade tree available at citrusmen nursery though sweet lime tree is out of stock at the moment.

I hope this little info will help you find the elusive limetta citrus variety.
HAPPY GARDENING :-)
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TAMWORTH,2340,NSW
16th November 2017 6:31pm
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Sfusato says...
Hi Fruitylicious,

further to your comment about importing new varieties and quarantine issues, does anyone know whether the Sfusato variety of lemon has ever been imported into Australia, or is available here?
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14th January 2020 2:29pm
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Sfusato

The closest you can get of the famed Sfusato Italian lemon in Australia is through Guildford garden center in W.A. It is being sold as Limoncillo lemon. I'm not sure though if the limoncillo lemon tree that they are offering is the same as the Sfusato lemon that you are after. Visit their website and inquire to satisfy your curiosity 🤔
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15th January 2020 10:09am
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Ive not seen it ever listed in Australia. That includes Citrus research collections, but that info may be out of date. Its such a huge lemon, when most Aussies buy one or two regular lemons per week or even per month, I dont think anyone would commercially import the variety ??. That said, there is a lot of stuff in backyards from years ago, so it might be around in Italian communities. Also there is a level of Citrus fruit imports into Australia, including some unusual stuff. It may be worth contacting fruit markets, importers.
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15th January 2020 10:59pm
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Diana says...
Jac rare plants in Brisbane has Citrus limetta in stock $70. They are open this Sunday. The owner says he got the stock years ago from a collector in the Northern Territory. He had two plants, I bought one

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24th January 2020 5:46pm
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