Lime

Kaffir

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.

Blossoms: White

Pollination: Self-fertile

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

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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