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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Requirements for 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?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
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?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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:
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:
Thinning / Deadheading of the blossom:
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)