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Finger Lime Trees

R350.00

Citrus Australasica
Finger Lime trees are unique citrus plants native to the rainforests of Australia.
The distinctive feature of Finger Lime trees is their fruit, also known as “citrus caviar” or “lime caviar.”
This Lime tree is a small, thorny evergreen that can reach 2-7metres.

The fruit is elongated and cylindrical, resembling caviar or pearls. When cut open, the small juice-filled vesicles, resembling caviar beads, pop out.
The vesicles vary in colour, including shades of green, pink, red, and even yellow.
Finger limes come in different flavours, ranging from tangy and citrusy to slightly sweet.

Finger Lime trees thrive in subtropical and tropical climates and are sensitive to frost. With the ability to grow in containers, these trees are the perfect addition to your garden or patio, and can be brought indoors in winter if required.

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Postion: Finger Lime trees thrive in subtropical to tropical climates. Full sun is ideal, but partial shade works too. Protect from frost as these trees are sensitive to cold.

Soil: Plant Finger Lime trees in well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0-7.0). Sandy loam or loamy soils are ideal.

Planting: Plant young Finger Lime trees in the spring or early summer.

Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and at the same depth as in the nursery bag. Water thoroughly after planting.

Watering: They require regular watering, especially during dry spells. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Mulch:   It is recommended to use pine bark mulch around the plant base to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth. This method helps maintain the soil’s moisture, pH level, and content and prevents unwanted weed growth.

Fertilising: Feed Finger Lime trees with a balanced citrus fertiliser in spring and late summer, or use one teaspoon of our berry fertiliser twice a year. You cannot over-fertilise with the berry fertiliser; the plant will absorb what it requires.

Pruning: Shape the tree by pruning dead or diseased branches and thinning the canopy for better air circulation and light penetration. Prune after the fruiting season.

Pest and Disease Control: Spray regularly with EM Control or EM Multi to prevent pests and disease.

Harvesting: It is best to harvest the fruit when it is fully coloured and firm and to use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to cut it from the tree.

Container Growing:

    • Finger Lime trees can be grown in containers, making them suitable for patios or balconies.
    • Use a well-draining potting mix and ensure the container has drainage holes.
    • Provide adequate support for the tree as it grows.

Support and Protection: Young Finger Lime trees will need support to withstand strong winds. Protect the trees from extreme weather conditions, especially during cold spells.

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 19 × 19 × 70 cm
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