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Red centre Lime

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Nick1985Limey starts with ...
Hi,
I have noticed some new growth on my very young red centre lime. Do you reckon these are flowers or just new growth?
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sternus1 says...
Yep, those are flower buds.
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Nick1985Limey says...
Thanks Sternus.
I ate a few from the shops a few weeks, they're quite good.

Tried to germinate the seeds but no luck yet, I don't think i've got them hot enough, tried to read up on citrus and it said optimum is about 30 degrees to germinate.
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sternus1 says...
Don't waste your time Nick, seedling fingerlimes are garbage. Buy grafted otherwise you'll be waiting at least 8 years for fruit, probably ten though, and chances are you'll get a bummer anyway even when it does fruit.

Worth popping in to bunnings from time to time as they sometimes have good varieties. Look out for red champagne, crimson tide, chartreuse and pink ice.
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Nick1985Limey says...
Thanks sternus,
I have had trouble finding any of the sought after varieties in WA. I have a;

-Judy's everbearing
-Rainforest Pearl
-Red Centre
-Green Sapphire
-Citrus Glauca. (not fingerlime)

I've ordered a Jali Red from Daleys, and put myself on the notification list for ALL the others so hopefully I can get one across the Nullabor, even if it does cost a bomb to get postage and quarantine.

I really want a Crimson tide, Purple Bliss and a Collette.

I have seeds from a Rick's Red and Yellow Sunshine, but like you said, they probably won't grow true and I probably will have found a grafted one by the time they fruit.

I found a guy selling budwood on ebay, but noone in Perth sells rootstock, there's only one company doing rootstock and grafting and they don't answer their phone.
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sternus1 says...
Mate I don't know about fingerlimes, but there is a killer exotic fruit Nursery in Leeming WA. They sell all kinds of stiff including star apple, caramabolas, wax apples, and sapodilla.

If you get stuck importing stuff I'm happy to send it to you if you pay for it all. I've done it a few times for a couple of people in SA.
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Peter91 says...
Sternus do you have an email I can discuss that offer through? This site needs a personal messaging system quite badly.

I'm from SA myself and some of the nurseries here are lacking.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Any graft propagated FL could be started from cuttings if you cant get trees any other way.
If you want rootstocks, learn to recognise rootstock fruit. They can be sometimes found on 5 to 10 year old Citrus where a sucker has taken over. Most of the common Citrus rootstocks have trifoliate leaves, so the plant stands out anyway.
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Nick1985Limey says...
I found this growing wild in a local reserve. It looks like it doesn't get watered but survives perth summers so it must be tough whatever it is.

I've sprouted half a dozen but probably a few years before I can graft anything on to them.
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Manfred says...
What does it taste like?
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Nick1985Limey says...
Like an awful lemon. Quite turpsy. The flowers don't have many petals compared to a normal lemon
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Manfred says...
That's completely new to me. Does anyone have any idea what it is? Do any of the citruses have four petals?
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Nick1985Limey says...
The seeds are almost a perfect sphere. Quite strange really.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Some pics of the leaves, new growth tips(any pigment), and a pic of more of the whole plant would help. The fruit looks a little under ripe?
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Julie says...
Nick, I think the seller sternus is referring to advertises on Gumtree. I have been intending to visit for a while - haven't got around to it.
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sternus1 says...
yup, that's the one Julie.
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Nick1985Limey says...
The Asian guy on leach highway? Yeah he has lots of cool stuff, nice guy too, got a few things from him not too long ago.
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Karin says...
Hi I purchased this from bunnnings a month ago had flowers but noticed this morning what I think are baby limes if so how long before mature
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Nick1985Limey says...
They get to about the size of a duck egg if that helps. From that size it would be at least three months but I don't really know.
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