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Mel2's Edible Backyard

Joined: 15/08/10 Updated: 15/08/10 Frost:
Location: Albany Creek

About My Edible Backyard

Why Mel2 Love's Edible Plants

Growing my own fruit and veg is very satisfying.


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Finger Lime (Grafted) 9/10

Mel2's Edible Fruits
Update: 5032 days 15hrs

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Finger limes have been around for a long time, talking to the old timers but it has only recently become trendy to have these tiny caviar like bursts of citrus in your salad or on your oysters. Yum!

The shrub/tree is a prickly little bugger but well worth the scratches. I heard they're the only citrus that will freeze without bursting the little cells!! Mine came from the Aspley Hypermarket, Qld last year 09 and gave me 3 beauties.It wasnt labelled as any type but it's cells are a lovely pale pink. No aphids or other suckers like it but the grasshoppers dined on it a bit in summer.

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Neem oil.

May try molasses to deter grasshoppers.

Organic Status:Partially Organic

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