Finger Lime tree growing as shrub or small tree of the genus citrus also known as Lime caviar, is a type of Lime. Finger Lime tree grows as perennial evergreen with thorns used also as ornamental plant. It can grow in subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+,
Buds white with purple and the flowers are white with yellow/green stamen.
Finger Lime fruit
Fruit are oval in size ~3-10 cm, inside the fruit there is pulp (small round cells covered with a thinner layer). The cells can appear in a variety of colors: yellow, write, red, green, it can be sweet / sour or something in between. Rind appears in green, red brown, orange, black, skin color is not indicative of the color of the inside spheres, The rind is edible used as spices for flavor and fragrant
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Requirements for Finger Lime tree growing and care:
Frost free, design because of the thorns easy to pick the fruits
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Gall wasp, Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
All the year
How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, too much growth density
Size of the plant?
1.5-6 m, 5-20 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Irrigation water management requirement:
When the tree is young average amount of water after when the tree is fully grown small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does flowers bloom?
General information about the flower
White flower with yellow stamen
Pollination is done by:
In the first years should thinning the flowers,
Pollination is done by:
When does it yield:
Pests or diseases in Finger Lime fruit:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Finger Lime fruit?
Eat, juice alcohol, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind
Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut branches that grow into the fruit)
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house (or even to use them)