Sweet lime growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Sweet lemon. Sweet lime grow as perennial evergreen with vigorous thorns. It can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Flowers are white with purple with yellow stamen, fruit size ~13-24 cm’ and color is yellow/white, it is sweet something with a little sour. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer).

Sweet lime fruit

Fruit Peel color is yellow, peel is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant

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How to grow Citrus limetta growing and care:

Frost free, prune design because the thorns easy to pick the fruits

What is the best way to start growing Sweet lime tree:
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft reproduction in Citrus limetta?
Yes, necessary

Difficulties/Problems with growing Sweet lemon tree:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

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

Pruning season:
All the year

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

Size of the plant?
4-10 m, 12-30 feet

Growth speed in Sweet lemon:
Medium growing

Citrus limetta Irrigation Water Management:
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 Citrus limetta:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

When does Sweet lemon tree bloom?
Spring / Summer

General information about the Citrus limetta flower:
Flowers are white with yellow stamen

Thinning / Deadheading of Sweet lime tree Blossom:
First years should thinning the flowers,

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

When does Citrus limetta yield:
Autumn / Winter

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

What can be done with big quantities of Citrus limetta 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 for a Citrus limetta to bear fruit?

Ripening of Sweet lemon fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house (or even to use them)

Scientific name:

Citrus limetta

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone