Persian lime growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Shiraz Limoo. Persian lime perennial evergreen plant can be used for ornamental but has thorns, can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.


Flowers are white with yellow stamen

Persian lime fruit

Sour fruit, the size ~4-6 cm’ and color is green with little bit of yellow. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer). Some cultivars are seedless. Rind color green, sometime green-yellowish the rind is thick and edible but also used as flavor and fragrant.

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How to grow Persian lime 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?
Yes, necessary

Difficulties/Problems with growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis

Pruning season:
All the year

How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, too much growth density

Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Young average amount of water after when the tree is fully grown small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

When does flowers bloom?
Summer, autumn

General information about the flower
White flower with yellow stamen

Pollination is done by:

Thinning / Deadheading of the blossom:


Edible fruits

When does it yield:
Autumn / Winter / Spring

Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria

What can be done with big quantities of Persian lime fruit?
Eat, juice, dried, alcohol, the peel used as: 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)

Scientific name:

Citrus ×latifolia

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Ornamental parts

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Watering plants

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