Finger Lime Tree - Melbourne Bushfood
Finger Lime Tree - Melbourne Bushfood
Finger Lime Tree - Melbourne Bushfood
Finger Lime Tree - Melbourne Bushfood
Finger Lime Tree - Melbourne Bushfood
Finger Lime Tree - Melbourne Bushfood
Finger Lime Tree - Melbourne Bushfood
Finger Lime Tree - Melbourne Bushfood
Finger Lime Tree - Melbourne Bushfood

Finger Lime Tree

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Finger Lime

 

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. 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. They grow well in backyards and pots. 

Each plant is aged 2-3 years old, between 40cm and 60cm, and in a 4L planting bag. Let the plant adjust for at least a week in a sheltered spot before planting. 

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Delivery Fee:
1 Plant: $15
2 Plants: $25
3 Plants: $30
Please contact us for more than 3 plants.

Not Available to WA, TAS & NT addresses - We ship our plants via Express Post on Mondays to prevent them from being kept over the weekend. If you've ordered other products, they will be delivered seperately. Please note, we take care in packaging your plants, but we do not take responsibility if your parcel is delayed. 

Varieties available:

Pink Ice An excellent variety with medium sized round fruit and a regular fruit set. It produces heavy crop each season. The taste is mild with a subtle citrus flavour. Cooler climates will also bring more colour to the fruit. It is a tall and vigorous plant with a fairly light canopy. (Fruiting Mar-May)
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. (Fruiting Feb-Apr)
Tasty Green One of largest finger lime fruit sizes. The caviar is small clear, and acidic but it is not quite as acidic as Green Crystal. The plant is vigorous and develops a dense shaped canopy. (Fruiting Jan-May)
Green Crystal The clear coloured caviar is also of considerable size. 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. (Fruiting Mar-Jun)
Yellow
Yellow is a tall and strong growing tree with dark green foliage, medium density canopy and long branches. It is relatively easy finger lime variety. The caviar is mild and with a subtle lemon taste. (Fruiting Mar-May)

 

Pots: Use a commercial potting mix and avoid excessive use of animal manure and commercial organic fertilizers - this may cause root burn and potential root disease.

 

Harvesting: The tree will begin properly producing fruit at 3-4 years old. They tend to fruit between late March to May.

 

Growing Conditions: Finger Limes prefer a well drained soil with a PH of 6.5 to 7.5 Dig a hole 2 to 3 times the size of the Finger Lime pot. Break up the soil in the base of the planting hole and mix in compost and slow release fertilizer. Slit both sides of the bag and do not disturb the roots when removing the bag. Lower the tree into the planting hole ensuring the soil level of the plant is the same level of the soil prior to excavation. Water well with a solution of seaweed or other soil conditioners. 

Position: Finger lime prefer a semi-shaded position.

Maintenance: Fertilize in spring and summer with a general citrus fertilizer. Folio feed is also recommended. Finger Limes are susceptible to scale and sooty mould. Use a neem oil to control if this occurs.

Size: 2 metres (average) - can be kept shorter in pots with regular pruning.

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