Fingerlime

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.*

*Reference: Images and text Ozfingerlime.com.au

 

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