Lime – Citrus

lime

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VARIETY SEASON OF
MATURITY
SEEDS/
FRUIT
FRUIT
SIZE
COMMENTS
INDIAN SWEET
(Palestine)
Citrus limettoides
Lemon X orange X Mexican lime
FEW MEDIUM
1¾” – 2½”
Not acidic, referred to as sweet. Medium-sized tree with irregular, thick and thorny branches , while the leaves are cupped or rolled. Round fruit with a small nipple, very juicy, mild flavored white juice with hint of orange flavor. Rind smooth or faintly ribbed, light yellow changing to orange-yellow when fully mature. Tree similiar to Persian in appearance. In India/Egypt believed to have special medicinal properties. Used for root stock in Middle East & India.
KAFFIR
Citrus hystrix
JAN – APR VERY SEEDY Tree is small. Fruit has real rough, bumpy & thick peel; dark green fruit with strong lime aroma. Used for the rind oil & leaves to enhance flavor of Asian cooking (curries, soups & salads).Leaves & rind can be kept in freezer up to 1 year.
KEY
(Mexican,’true lime”)
Citrus aurantifolia
EVERBEARING FEW
3-10 (very small)
SMALL
1¼” – 1¾”
Very acidic & juicy. Flesh is greenish-yellow to yellow in color. Peel turns greenish-yellow when ripe. Excellent for cooking & pies. Fairly vigorous , medium size, bushy growth w/ slender branches. Cold sensitive. THORNY more fruit production than thornless. Thorny leaf elongated whereas thornless more rounded.
LIMEQUAT
Citrofortunella floridana
Marumi kumquat X West Indian Lime
EVERBEARING FEW
0-7 (very small)
SMALL
1¼” – 1¾”
oblong
Cross round kumquat & key lime. Small tree size. Very heavy producer. Acidic, very juicy. Yellow fruited, white flesh color. Key Lime flavor. More cold tolerant than other limes.
PERSIAN
(Tahiti~Bearss~
Sicilian)
Citrus latifolia
EVERBEARING NONE
0 – 1
MEDIUM
1¾” – 2½”
Harvested while still green; mature fruit greenish-yellow. Flesh is pale yellow. Very juicy & acidic. Most commonly grown for commercial use. Similar to lime found in grocery. Vigorous growth & thornless, large, dark green leaves. Spot picked while green. Cold sensitive.

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