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- Citrus hystrix Kaffir lime trees produce dark green fruits with bumpy surfaces. Use the fruit rind and crushed leaves' flavor and fragrance in cuisines and essential oils. Citrus Hytrix is the botanical name of Kaffir Lime tree.
- Citrus × aurantiifolia The Key Lime fruit is small, juicy, tart, and very delicious. Often used with tequila or in the sliced and placed neck of a glass beer bottle. Vigorous and prolific tree, harvested green and consumed yellow.
- Citrus aurantiifolia 'Bearss' The Bearss Seedless Lime tree (Citrus x latifolia) is the most popular green-color, thin skin, seedless lime that has a yellow rind when ripe. Bearss limes are also known commonly as Persian Lime or Tahitian lime.
- Citrus limettiodes 'Persian Limu Shirin' Persian Sweet lemon tree is also known as Limu Shirin and produces fruits with completely sweet flesh that is very juicy and delicious. Very fragrant flowers.
Lime Trees For Sale
Lime trees are evergreen can produce citrus fruit that is few inches in diameter, round, lime-green color, and has sour juicy flesh used mainly in cooking. The most popular are persian limes and key li mes. It is very easy to grow lime trees, producing fruit quickly. Limes are high in vitamins and a key ingrediant in many dishes and drinks. Limes have more sugars and acidity than lemons.
Citrus Fruit Trees are NOT SHIPPED outside Southern California
Plant Care Information
How To Water
The quantity and frequency of water to provide is based on the tree’s maturity – Fully saturate most soils with water once per week during the early spring. Increase to twice per week as the weather warms. Water 3 times per week or more during hot summers. Provide about 5 gallons of water for a 5 gallons size plant, 15 gallons of water for a #15-size container plant, and 25 gallons for a #25 depending on soil type. Sandy soils can hold less water required more frequently, while clay soils can hold more water and require less frequent irrigation. Young trees with less developed roots require water more frequently while mature plants with developed roots will require less frequent watering.
Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
Fertilize your tree every 3-4 months. Use a complete balance fertilizer with a 1-1-1 or 2-1-1 NPK ratio during the Spring and Summer growing season, and a formula with more phosphorus and potassium before the tree flowers to improve fruit production and development.
Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning
Prune your tree to allow light into its center for proper growth and fruit production.
Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excessive fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant’s energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.
Harvesting and Pest Management
The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use of organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.
Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Plant Trees under at least 4-6 hours of direct morning sunlight in fertilized soil that drains well. Provide enough water to saturate roots at the right frequency to develop good-quality fruits. To grow healthy trees, trim using proper techniques at the right time to prevent biotic pest problems and protect from abiotic Stresses like wind and heat. Sunlight Sensitive plants can burn if they receive direct afternoon sunlight in hot climates due to heat stress. Use shade to prevent this damage.