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Lime Citrus spp.

How to sow lime: Cuttings or young grafted tree

Sun requirement for lime: Plant in Full Sun

Lime has been planted 11 times by Growstuff members.

Limes are the fruit of a variety of hybrid citrus trees. There are many species of limes and they do not share a common parent because the Citrus genus hybridizes so easily. Species include Key Lime (Citrus aurantifolia), Australian Desert Lime (Citrus glauca), Persian Lime (Citrus × latifolia) and Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix). Limes are generally ellipsoid, lime green, 3-6cm in diameter, and have acidic, tangy, sour juices. The Persian Lime is the most widely produced lime in the world. Most limes cannot tolerate temperatures below 10° C. More growing information is available in individual lime species entries.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

723 weeks after planting
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Photos

Lime crops

Lime plantings

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Finger lime
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Lime harvests

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How to grow limes

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Scientific names

Citrus spp.
Citrus × aurantiifolia

Alternate names

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