The Gympie Lime or Dooja 'Citrus australis' is a rare plant in the Australian garden. This bush fruit's native habitat is the Araucarian vine forests from Brisbane north to Gympie. They are a very versatile plant with the Dooja rind, flesh and juice all with different uses. Its branches do have small thorns that you need to be careful of but they become less prickly as they mature.
The fruits have a thick rind and have many oils present. These oils can be extracted and made into citrus smelling essential oils.
The round knobbly fruit of the Gympie Lime, usually reaching 3.5-4 cm in diameter have a distinctive and recognisably citrus flavour. The skin is very thick (up to 7mm) and has many potential culinary uses, such as grating into spice pastes, or for candied peel.
The Dooja fruit is very versatile in the kitchen with a distinctive and pleasant flavour. The flesh is dryer than the Tahitian lime but the whole fruit can be used as a flavouring in many dishes. It goes great with seafood and makes a tasty marmalade.
Harvesting: January in Tropical regions, March-April in cooler regions.
Growing Conditions: Dooja is well suited to a potted life and grows quickly in full sun. In these conditions, it will grow a heavy crop. It is important to keep it watered but it is very easy to over-water or under-water, so make sure you keep an eye on it. Take care when around the plant as it does have thorns.
It grows best in a citrus fertiliser and acidic soil.
Size: A small shrub/tree, it can grow up to 2-4 metres in height.
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