Botanical Name: Citrus Australasica

Fruit Characteristics: Finger limes are small, elongated citrus fruits (finger looking) with a thin skin of various colours that is semi-smooth with a leathery texture.

They have a unique and delicious pulp, that consists of many small pearls that are firm, slightly sticky, juicy, and crisp.

When eaten, the pearls create a popping sensation with a burst of sweet-tart flavours in the mouth.

Finger limes bear a minty, citrus-forward aroma with a tangy, sweet, and slightly sour, floral, lemon-lime flavour.

Blossoms: White

Pollination: Self-fertile

Height: 1m x 2m when planted in the ground in appropriate conditions

Fruiting Season: March - September

Preferred Climate: Subtropical / Warm Temperate

Location: Full sun – minimum 8 hours

Suitable for pots: Yes

Suitable in the ground: Yes

Recommended Planting Season: All year


Jali Red 

Fruit size: 60-80mm

Skin: green, going black and dark brown when fully ripen

Vesicles: light to dark red; medium size

Fruiting season: March to May

Plant Highs in the pot: ~2 m

Jali Red is variety with grate potential. Majority of fruit is seedless. Taste is mild, sweeter, like others dark red caviar varieties. Strong growing vigorous plant with long branches and open type of canopy. High yielding variety.*


Ricks Red

Fruit size: 50 - 70 mm

Skin: green to light brown when fully ripe

Vesicles: dark red; large size

Fruiting season: April to June

Highs in the pot: ~1.5 m

Rick’s Red is an excellent slow growing variety that produces short and round fruit, and has a regular and late fruit set. The caviar is a very attractive dark red colour and looks outstanding in just about any food combination. It has a very mild citrus taste with a slight bitter, grapefruit finish. Cooler climate will also bring more colour to the fruit. The tree is of medium vigour with a dense bushy canopy.*

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Climate Suitability

Good news, there is a Citrus Fruit Salad Tree suitable for most Australian Climates. 

  • Tropical / Temperate climates are suitable for all Citrus trees.
  • Citrus are also suitable for Cold climates (down to -8 degrees).
  • Alpine areas with temperatures below -8 are not recommended for Citrus.

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