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The word Lime conjures up all manner of gourmet delights, but the one that springs to mind first is the slice that is perched on the side of a salt-rimmed glass filled with crushed ice and Margaritas! The tequila and lime mix has to be the world’s best. 

The lime is rarely consumed on its own. Limes are second only to lemons in terms of importance as a flavouring agent for foods, drinks and other, non-edible, products for home and industrial use. The use of lime juice and lime zest to enhance the flavour of rice, potatoes, salads, and cooked vegetables will cut down the amount of salt you need to use, and eliminate the need for adding fat. Lime juice is excellent in marinades, beverages, salad dressings, guacamole, seafood and barbecue sauces, fish and meat stews, sorbets, jams, and let us not forget Key Lime pie. 

 




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Bearss Lime AKA Tahitian Lime. A tangy Lime with seedless fruit that is usually picked in winter when the skin is aromatic and green. Needs a sheltered frost free site to crop really well. Can be grown in a container. Evergreen.


 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 3.5m

Lime Bearrs

Current Stock Height: 150/170 cm  ? 

Container: 45lt  ? 

$189.99


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Lime Bearrs

Current Stock Height: 60/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$29.99


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The essential Lime to use for culinary purposes as all parts of the 'Kaffir' are strongly aromatic especially the unusual 'double' leaves - these are a vital ingredient in Thai and Indonesian cuisine. The fruit are green, rough and 'warty' and not particularly juicy. Evergreen.

The word "Kaffir" is Arabic for infidel or what Muslims used to call unbelievers. How it became associated with a Lime tree I have yet to discover. However in this case it has no relation to its use as a derogatory term in some cultures.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Lime Kaffir

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 

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Lime Kaffir

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$29.99


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The essential Lime to use for culinary purposes as all parts of the 'Kaffir' are strongly aromatic especially the unusual 'double' leaves - these are a vital ingredient in Thai and Indonesian cuisine. The fruit are green, rough and 'warty' and not particularly juicy. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Lime Kaffir (Dwarf)

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

$35.99


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An interesting Citrus that is a cross between a Lime and a Kumquat hence the name. Excellent bearing properties with regular heavy crops of oval lemon fruit that are juicy, acidic and full of Vitamin C. Can be grown in a container or in the garden in a sunny well drained position.

The Limequat fruit is very popular for culinary purposes and can be used as you would a lemon or a lime. The fruit doesn't have pips.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Lime Limequat

Current Stock Height: 70/90 cm  ? 

Container: pb5  ? 

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Mandarin Lime. This Citrus has a bit of an identity crisis in that it looks like a Mandarin but tastes like a lime. It hails from India and its a vigorous grower with light green foliage and relatively few thorns. The fruit is considered superior for marmalade production. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Lime Rangpur

Current Stock Height: 60/80 cm  ? 

Container: pb5  ? 

$29.99


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Aromatic foliage, highly scented flowers and delicious small juicy fruit. What more could you want. Harvest the fruit when green for that really tangy zing. The fruit gradually turns yellow when fully ripe. Great for cool refreshing drinks. Happiest in a sunny well drained position.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Lime Tahitian

Current Stock Height: 80/90 cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 

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Aromatic foliage, highly scented flowers and delicious small juicy fruit. What more could you want? Harvest the fruit when green for that really tangy zing. The fruit gradually turns yellow when fully ripe. Keep clipped in shape to maintain the standard. Happiest in a sunny well drained position.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std

Lime Tahitian Std

Current Stock Height: STD 100/HGT 140 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

$129.99


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Not only is this a great decorative plant the fruit which are produced in good quantities can be used for culinary purposes. Glossy green foliage, fragrant white blossom and small yellow fruit with edible skin that are a cross between a Lime and a Kumquat. Evergreen.

Your Limequat can be grown in a container as long as it is fed and watered regularly. It will do best in a sunny sheltered position with protection from harsh frost.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std

Limequat Eustis Std

Current Stock Height: STD 110/HGT 140 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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