Australian Finger Lime

$25
+ $2.50 Gift Wrapping
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Also known as "citrus caviar".

 

This relative of citrus produces finger-like fruit in fall with tart, round, juicy, lime vesicles.  

 

Prized by chefs worldwide, the Australian Finger Lime makes an exciting addition to any citrus collection.

 

Primary fruiting season in California is November - February with tiny white and pink flowers in May-July.



Each citrus producing state, including California, prohibits importation of citrus trees from other citrus growing states.

 

Therefore due to agricultural restrictions, we cannot ship citrus trees to Texas, Arizona or Florida.   We can ship all other non-tree items to these states.

 

We cannot send fruit, foliage or plants in soil to Hawaii.  Please select the Premium trees for shipping to Hawaii which can be bare-rooted. We can ship all other non-tree items to Hawaii.

 

We do not ship any items to the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico or to API/APO addresses, or to other countries at this time.

 

In order to insure the highest quality upon arrival, we ship on Mondays and Tuesdays

We ship orders to the east coast on Mondays only.



Entry Size and Premium Size Citrus Trees 

Our Citrus selections come in two container size options. Each variety of Citrus grows at different rates and actual tree size will vary. Typically, a Premium tree will be the closest to fruit bearing age while the Entry size will need a season or two of growth to become productive.

 

Entry Size Trees are from 12-18 months old and are 12"-18" tall. Entry sized trees are shipped in a 4" x 9.5" nursery tree pot. Entry Size trees are best re-potted into a 10" to 12" decorative container within a month of delivery.

In climates where citrus is regularly grown outside, trees may be planted directly into the ground.

 

Premium Size Trees are from 24-36 months old and the closest to bearing fruit. The plants are a more developed than the Entry size with more branching and a fuller look.

 Premium Size Trees are shipped in 10" x 9.5"(aka #3) nursery containers that can be planted into a 12" - 14"  decorative container upon arrival. In climates with mild winters where citrus is regularly grown outside, trees may be planted directly into the ground.


Growing Conditions

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Full Sun-Part Shade

Provide 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day. Finger Limes are an understory plant in Australia and can thrive under filtered light conditions. They also perform well in full sun.

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8’-12’ MATURE TREE

When planted in the ground, tree will reach 8’-12’ at maturity. In a container, the semi dwarf trees will stay much smaller, especially with judicious pruning.

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SELF FERTILE

Citrus trees (grown indoors or out) are self-fruitful and do not require pollination.

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Winter/ Spring

Season when fruit typically ripens in California

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Hardy to 32 ºF

Protect when temperatures fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.