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Citrus aurantifolia Lime Verde / Key Lime Tree in 2L Pot, Edible Limes

£15.99

 
Citrus aurantifolia Lime Verde / Key Lime Tree in 2L Pot, Edible Limes


It is smaller and seedier, with a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind, than that of the Persian lime (Citrus × latifolia). It is valued for its unique flavor compared to other limes. The name is derived from its association with the Florida Keys, where it is best known as the flavoring ingredient in Key lime pie.  The fruit is described as "the finest on the market. It is aromatic, juicy, and highly superior to the lemon."

Growing Details:
 
Common Name: Lime
Genus: citrus
Species: aurantifolia
Cultivar: 'Lime Verde'
Skill Level: Advanced
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: H1
Soil type: Well-drained
Height: 5m
Spread: 3m
 
 
Description:
 
Climatic conditions and fruit maturation are crucial in cultivation of the lime tree. Under consistently warm conditions potted trees can be planted at any season, whereas in cooler temperate regions it is best to wait for the late winter or early spring. The Key lime tree does best in sunny sites, well-drained soils, good air circulation, and protection from cold wind. Because its root system is shallow, the Key lime is planted in trenches or into prepared and broken rocky soil to give the roots a better anchorage and improve the trees' wind resistance. Pruning and topping should be planned to maximise the circulation of air and provide plenty of sunlight.
 
 
 
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  1. Good price, nice tree 5

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Sep 2018

    Very happy with my lime tree, so far, so good.

  2. Lime 5

    Posted by Samuel on 26th Jul 2018

    Good price, fast delivery, arrived in excellent condition. Hopefully I can keep this little fella in top condition. Thanks.