Botanical name: citrus aurantiifolia
Crown and root system: This is an evergreen tree with a small rounded crown that can reach up to 3 meters in height, and a non-invasive root system.
Growing regions: Most areas of the country except for areas with extreme climate conditions – hot or cold.
Ripening date: During the fall. The fruit of the lime tree has a green peel that turns yellowish in some sub-varieties when the fruit ripens late. The fruit is seedless and has a fresh lemony fragrance.
Planting in a container: May be planted in a container, in a place that is protected from winds and accessible to insects to promote pollination.
Recommended planting season: All year round.
Special care: We recommend using Confidor as a preventive treatment in early spring, according to manufacturer’s instructions (the compound can be bought in any agricultural supply store).
Varieties sold in our nursery:
Good to know:
Limes are a fundamental ingredient of Asian cooking. In months where the tree does not bear fruit, it is customary to use the leaves of the tree, which also release a typically fragrant aroma: Crush the leaves and add to the pot before cooking is completed. In Africa, they use the thin branches of the tree as skewers for roasting meat and vegetables.