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Sunrise Lime Inside?

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Nick1985Limey starts with ...
Hi,

I'm just wondering what a Sunrise Lime looks like inside (The one that's a cross between a fingerlime and a cumquat/calomondin).

If it's just like a cumquat, I will just buy a nagami cumquat tree, since the tree is better looking and easier to get through my wife's approval.

If it's the caviar-ball type flesh I think I want one.

Thanks,
Nick
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Markmelb says...
My Sunrise lime - and I wouldnt call it a fingerlime really doesnt have caviar balls and doesnt taste that great either - get yourself a standard green or red fleshed FL or that everbearer one? They also tend to crop well every 2nd year too i have noticed.

Dont bother with a cumquot - id rather have an Australian Lime if I had more space.
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Bangkok says...
http://www.thailandfingerlime.com/product/126/ltltltlt%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%B1%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%88%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%87gtgtgt%E0%B8%95%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%A1%E0%B8%B0%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%B2%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%A2%E0%B8%A3%E0%B9%8C%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%A2%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%A2%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A2%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%98%E0%B8%B8%E0%B9%8C-centre-limeaustralian-blood-lime-size-s

Are you guys writing about this one?

It looks good though.
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Nick1985Limey says...
Hi Bangkok,
I have the red centre lime, it is pretty good. It tastes good and is a very pretty, different little fruit.

There is another hybrid called a sunrise lime, it grows on a finger lime like tree, but it looks like a pear shaped little yellow cumquat.

http://www.citrustogrow.com.au/citrus-range/citrus-gems/

It's the second last one on that page.

My local shop has very healthy 4 year old ones for $85. There must be a reason why noone is buying them. And probably why Daley's doesn't stock them either.
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Markmelb says...
Correction - i have a red Centre Lime - looks great but tastes terrible.

Sunrise lime I havent tasted but could be ok - The Rainforest Pearl I have is pretty good and does that every 2 year cropping thing - will be loaded this year as heaps of flowers showing but wont be flowering fully for a month or so.
I got a red champagne from Bunnys (cutting)and totally disappointed as was green inside - the RP is a pink caviar
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Nick1985Limey says...
I must be easily pleased.
Have you ever tasted a Judy's everbearing? Is it basically the same as a rainforest pearl?

What about Jali Red?
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sternus1 says...
BK red centre lime is just ok, sunsrise lime is horrendous, rainforest pearl is terrible.

Crimson Tide, Byron sunrise, and purple bliss are the two main ones you should go after, as well as yellow. But I would get two Crimson tide as this bows everything else away.

Also, Collette is not right; collette is a green caviar type, the site has it listed as a yellow:

See here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxLe8wP8SSI

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Nick1985Limey says...
Sternus1, thanks for your response.
I had trouble even getting a rainforest pearl tree in Perth.

Would you have any photos of a Crimson tide fruit cracked open?

(Since I'll probably never get to try one until I go to Byron bay again)
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sternus1 says...
Well I'd send you one if I could get one Nick, but they are incredibly rare now since aussefingerlimesinternational stopped selling trees.
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Markmelb says...
found this link http://gourmetlimes.com.au/shop/byron-sunrise/

They show the Byron Sunrise here and Daleys have in production,

They are who were supplying bunnys 18 months ago that have the red champagne that isnt red - lets see this year anyway as they could improve i nternal colour as they mature?
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Bangkok says...
Sternus what does a crimson tide taste like? Can you eat it out of hand and still smile?
I mean is it a little sweet or so?

I thought they were all sour but have never seen one.

The red centre lime is also for sale here.
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sternus1 says...
Crimson tide can be eaten of hand fresh, definitely the sweetest and least sour variety. If you get the chance to get it, definitely do.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Sunrise Lime has edible skin like a Fortunella Kumquat, not much flesh, no caviar vesicles. They are "ok", but not limes and not kumquats. Nick185limey, check out Miewa Kumquat, its much sweeter than Nagami.
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sternus1 says...
Never met a Kumquat I've liked Jackfruit. Is the Miewa good enough to eat fresh out hand--any bitterness?
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Carl76 says...
Meiwa is much sweeter than Nagami, but for both it gets better the more you eat them.

Sternus is Crimson tide same as Byron sunrise ?
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sternus1 says...
No Carl, crimson tide has black skin and very large, very red caviar.

Byron Sunrise is still a very good CV though, downside is the fruit are quite small and stubby.
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Carl76 says...
Thanks Sternus.

Came across gourmetlimes.com.au , sell Crimson for $17 while Byron is $25, you would think Byron was better then. Maybe has a Protected distribution rights on it.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
I'd say no bitterness, Miewa has sweet peel and sweet flesh, better than Nagami with sweet peel and slightly sour flesh. Are you including Calamondins in your unlikeable "kumquats"?, they can be rather sour (there arent many other types in Australia).
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sternus1 says...
Carl; I'd wager that has to with Byron sunrise being a lower producer. Incidentally Byron sunrise is a beautiful, ornamental tree--definitely the most attractive finger lime. The colour of the pulp is amazing too.


Jackfruit calamansi/ calamondin are just ok for me. Generally anything more tart than a minni tangelo and I'm out.
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Carl76 says...
Thanks Sternus,
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Troy says...
Hi sternus, any leads on purple bliss or purple viola, or lavender coloured fingerlimes in general?
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Nick1985Limey says...
I just picked up a few little ruby finger limes from a Perth Nursery.

They said all of the best grafted varieties are either not sent to Perth, because they're too rainforesty and just die, or they are being purchased in big volumes by the Americans who are currently setting up farms all over the citrus regions in the USA.

I assume that means certain varieties of finger lime have been certified for export and don't carry viruses and things like that?
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Bangkok says...
I also thought it was illegal to grow fingerlimes in the USA.

That will be fun then when Thailand starts exporting them one day together with the new mangovariety's.

Now South america also needs them and the pricewar is complete.





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sternus1 says...
US will never be able to compete with Australia, Thailand and South America because of citrus psyllid--it is destroying the US citrus industry.
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Carl76 says...
Sternus,

You mentioned aussielimesinternational, they're selling seeds on ebay, are seeds worth getting ?

The yellow you referred to as being worth getting was that yellow sunshine ?
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Brain says...
Finger lime seeds are mono, and therefore not true to type.

So no.

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Carl76 says...
Surprised they're selling seeds then.
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Brain says...
Well, if you are patient enough, you could end up with a great var and name after yourself. :)

Few years ago, when finger lime was all the rave and extremely expensive, i went and got a few seeds as a low cost entry. Now the commercial nurseries are selling them, they are now much cheaper, so not worth the hassel of getting seeds. Hard to beat 20 bucks for a fruiting grafted plant!
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