Australian Finger Lime
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Incredible Lime Caviar Australian Finger Lime Tree
- Amazing Lime Prills Like Caviar Pearls
- Naturally Dwarf Plant
- Hot Seller at the Farmer's Market
- Fragrant, Tropical White Blooms
- Great in Containers
- Beautiful Edible Ornamental
- Very Hard to Source Trees in the United States
To say the Australian Caviar Finger Lime Tree (Citrus australasica) is not your typical lime is an understatement. It looks nothing like a lime, in fact, some say it looks like a small pickle. Each fruit is a short, green cylinder shape that can be anywhere from 2 to 5 inches long.
Have you heard of Citrus caviar? The flesh of this citrus Lime variety isn't your standard, either. Instead, hundreds of round prills literally spill out once the skin is cut.
This unique fruit is where Australian Finger Lime gets its nickname, "the caviar Lime." Each round little lime caviar bursts in your mouth like a fine wine.
Enjoy how the intense lime flavor lingers on the back palate and lasts well into the next bite. Can you imagine the wonderful meals you'll season (and the yummy drinks you'll spritz) with these delicious little Lime pearls?
In addition to the wonderful taste, the small leaves and dainty flowers gave this plant a real ornamental appeal. Grow it as a shrub, a multi trunk tree or a single trunked tree. This natural dwarf is a great indoor potted plant, as well.
Australian Caviar Finger Lime Tree is native to Australia and is only recently being discovered by the citrus-loving masses worldwide. Although there are a number of different colors of finger limes such as yellow, pink and red; only the green ones are currently available in the United States at this time.
LetsPlantify.com is one of the few places where you can purchase this tree in the United States.
As you can imagine, these fabulous citrus plants are in high demand. If it's in stock, and you gotta have one, order it today! We will sell out.
How to Use Australian Finger Lime Fruit
Nothing about the Australian Caviar Finger Lime is expected. You don't slice these fruits, you cut them open to retrieve the caviar-like pulp inside.
Cooks love the caviar lime not just for its flavor, but because it reduces prep time, letting them get to the "good stuff" with a simple cut.
Bartenders around that world are the ones that are the most inspired by this incredible fruit, substituting it for the traditional Bearss or Mexican Lime or just creating exciting new drinks that are adorned with decorative prills floated on top or mixed in well to add quick bursts of lime flavor through the whole glass.
You'll find lots of culinary uses for the Australian Caviar Finger Lime. Use them to add zing to seafood entrees, from sushi to scallops and oysters.
Sprinkle the pulp of the finger lime on fruit or green salads or replace citrus juice in your homemade vinaigrette or other salad dressing with lime pulp.
Top slices of cheesecake with a citrusy burst of pulp. You'll be proud to add prills from your very own Limes to a pitcher of mojitos to serve at your next get-together.
#ProPlantTips for Care
If you live in a Zone where citrus trees thrive, then the Australian Caviar Finger Lime Tree is a good choice for growing in the ground at your property. If not, think about growing one in a container placed in a sunny window.
The Australian Finger Lime is one of the few Citrus or for that matter edible trees that can and needs to be grown in partial shade. Plant the Finger Lime where it gets plenty of morning sun and is entirely protected from the hot afternoon sun.
Traditionally grown as a bush or thicket, this is a great barrier plant as it does have thorns. Use this hard-working, valuable plant to protect your property in the right location.
The Australian Finger Lime is adapted to a wide range of soil and climates in citrus growing regions. Provide good drainage and regular water and increase the water during extreme heat periods.
Being an understory plant means it naturally grows beneath the canopies of tall eucalyptus trees. The duff of the forest floor protects the plants roots and provides nutrient. Give it a layer of mulch at least 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet beyond the outside of the canopy. This will help to keep the root system cool and nourished.
The natural habitat of this citrus variety would suggest it is a prime candidate for successfully growing and cropping in marginal citrus areas. This is also true wherever citrus trees are brought indoors during the winter time.
Place it in a sunny greenhouse or sunroom in full sun for best results overwinter. Keep it on the dry side, and supplement with grow lights if needed to keep the tree bearing fruit.
Although this tree has small leaves and a delicate look, it's a tough-as-nails option in your landscape. We can practically guarantee that you will be one of the only houses on your block with this unique fruit tree.
Order one of these today and try this wonderful "new" fruit at your own kitchen table.
|Botanical Name||Citrus australasica|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Bloom Period||Late Spring|
|Growing Zone Range||8-11 (Patio 4-11)|
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