Botanical Name: Citrus Hystrix
Fruit Characteristics: Native to tropical Southeast Asia, Kaffir lime is used primarily in asian cuisine. The leaves are dark green with a glossy sheen and the fruit has a thick nobbly and textured skin. The leaves are very aromatic and produce a fragrant citrus aroma when crushed. They are usually added to the dish whilst its cooking. The zest of the skin is used in making curry paste.
Height: Dwarfing rootstock – 2m x 2 m when planted in the ground in appropriate conditions
Fruiting Season: All year round as the leaves are used rather than the fruit.
Preferred Climate: Tropical / Subtropical / Warm Temperate
Location: Full sun – minimum 8 hours
Suitable for pots: Yes
Suitable in the ground: Yes
Recommended Planting Season: All year
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