"The service was fantastic. I was kept up to date on delivery and the plant arrived well packaged and in excellent, healthy condition two days earlier than predicted (I live in remote Qld) Thanks for the great service!" 

- Kristine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Finger Lime Tree 2-3 Years - Melbourne Bushfood

Size & Care

Moderate Water

Full Sun / Part Shade

2-3 Wide

Size: 2-3m

Description - Andense native shrub / small tree that produces many small, finger-shaped fruit.


Foliage - Small oval-shaped leaves with some thorns growing along the stems

Flowers - White/purple flowers that bloom at different times depending on the variety

Cultivation - Endemic to northern NSW, most cultivation is in the subtropical region. Cultivation however has extended as far south as Victoria, with grafted varieties able to tolerate cold conditions like that of Melbourne. It is a terrific and hardy pot plant.

Uses - Some varieties produce multiple sets of fruit per year. The pulp can be made into conserves, while the skin can be dehydrated to be used as a citrus spice to sprinkle over fish.

Varieties

EMMA

Emma has pink caviar in the long, skinny shaped fruit with a mild citrus flavour. This is an excellent variety that has a regular and heavy fruit set. The tree is of medium vigour and it likes growing in the pot. The canopy is very dense and lush resembling a ‘weeping willow’ look. 


Red Champagne

Red Champagne is the most popular variety of finger lime. With a mild and subtle taste, it’s eating quality are quite versatile and it can also be eaten fresh. Cooler climate will bring more color to the fruit. The plant is of medium vigor and with a well developed dense canopy. This variety has a regular fruit set with a long fruiting season.The crop will be smaller during winter months. Red Champagne fruit has one of the longest shelf life of all finger lime varieties.

Judy's Everbearing

Judy’s Everbearing is great commercial variety, with a very attractive caviar ranging from clear to red colour within the same fruit. It has a mild taste and is a great garnish on many dishes. It is also quite easy to eat fresh. The tree is tall, vigorous with a well developed canopy and a heavy fruit set. This variety will fruit almost all year around but majority of the crop occurs between March and June.

Wauchope

Wauchope is the tallest finger lime variety with long upright branches. The canopy is vigorous but the density is on the lighter side. The caviar taste is mild and with a subtle lemon flavour.


Pink Ice - SOLD OUT

Pink Ice is great commercial variety with large fruit and regular fruit set. Cooler climate will bring more colour to the fruit. The taste is mild and slightly bitter, with a grapefruit finish. It goes well in cocktails and clear alcoholic drinks such as gin. The plant is of medium vigour with open type of canopy.

Green Orb 

Green Orb is a round finger lime fruit that resembles a traditional lime with it’s green colour and clear caviar. It has a mild lemon taste with characteristic finger lime aroma. The plant is of medium vigour with well developed canopy and regular fruit set.


New Yellow - SOLD OUT

New Yellow is heavy cropping variety, with mild lemon taste and characteristic finger lime aroma. This variety has an open canopy with regular fruit set.

Green Crystal  

Green Crystal is an excellent commercial variety with a large fruit size and considerable size caviar. The taste is highly acidic, similar to ordinary lime but with more prominent aroma. The plant is of medium vigour, quite bushy with a nice round and dense canopy.


Jali Red 

While the majority of fruit is seedless, the taste is mild, sweeter, like others dark red caviar varieties. Strong growing vigorous plant with long branches and open type of canopy. High yielding variety.

Shipping & Returns

DUE TO QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS, WE'RE UNABLE TO SEND PLANTS TO WA, SA, TAS, AND NT (and overseas)

24hr Refund Policy - In rare cases, some plants arrive unwell/damaged/dead. Our 24 hour refund policy means that if one of your plants arrives in the mail and something's not right, we'll be able to offer a refund or replacement if a photo is sent to us within 24 hours of its arrival. 


We cannot accept requests for refunds or replacements after this.


If you have an issue, please contact us at hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 

Shipping

STATE / COUNTRY

VICTORIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

QUEENSLAND

A.C.T

TAS // S.A // W.A // N.T

REST OF THE WORLD

DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

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UNAVAILABLE

*TRACKING: All items are sent via tracked, registered post (AusPost for Australia or another courier for overseas)

**RETURNS: Returns available with 24 hours of delivery

***Days = Business Days

FAQs

Can this grow in pots?

Yes! They're great pot plants and are well suited to growing on balconies (we have two on our balcony!)

Where is this plant indigenous to? 

Subtropical Australia.

What soil should I use? 

For all of our plants, we recommend using Osmocote Premium Potting Mix (orange bag) or equivalent. Any soil without fillers or added fertilizers can work too. 


What fertilizer should I use? 

Use Osmocote Citrus Fertilizer

Can you ship it to me?

We ship everywhere in Australiaexcept WA, TAS, SA and the NT. For other countries, please check local quarantine laws for more information.

I'm buying for a school, how do I order?

That's amazing! Feel free to order directly from our website, otherwise if you need anymore help get in touch over email hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

Do you wholesale the plants?

Unfortunately we don't wholesale plants due to a limit in supply.

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"The service was fantastic. I was kept up to date on delivery and the plant arrived well packaged and in excellent, healthy condition two days earlier than predicted (I live in remote Qld) Thanks for the great service!" - Kristine


Moderate Water

Full Sun / Part Shade

2-3m Tall

Finger Limes are a native citrus species which produces long, finger-shaped fruit which resembles caviar. 


A hardy citrus species, they're able to grow in a range of climates depending on your region. Beautiful in pots as an attractive citrus for inner city balconies, or perfect for the suburban backyard.


Used by Aboriginal Australians for thousands of years, it has now become one of the most renown bush food items served in restaurants around the world. 


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$15 for 1 Finger Lime Tree (inclusive of any other product)

$25 for 2 Finger Lime Trees

$30 for 3+ Finger Lime Trees


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Native Australian Finger Limes are a fantastic suburban addition that produce kilos of fresh, fragrant citrus caviar that can be scooped atop of fresh oysters, over sorbet or icecream, or used to dance in the bubbles of a Gin and Tonic. 

“Delivered pretty fast from me ordering, it was in great condition. Sprouting up and looking spot on.It will be loved along with our other friends” XO Janet D

Customer Reviews

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Thrilled to have one in my garden.

Gorgeous and healthy little tree arrived safely and now happy in a pot. Am so looking forward to this one growing and fruiting in a couple of years! Thank you Melbourne Bushfoods for providing native food plants that we can grow and harvest from. Fantastic initiative.

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Finger limes

Can’t wait for the day I begin picking

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tree

quick delivery

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Finger lime tree 2-3 year old

I’m so happy with my second finger lime tree I ordered it’s doing great and arrived in excellent condition ❤️

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Finger lime tree

Arrived in absolutely perfect condition not even one leaf fell off I am so happy with the condition of the plant, it is doing so well, I highly recommend this plant, it’s an adorable little tree and I can tell the care and love that went into growing this tree definitely worth buying ❤️

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Was a gift for my brother & he loved it


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