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Citrus-AustralianFingerLime-Microcitrus australasica


Citrus australasica Red Finger Lime has variable green to black to reddish skin and a bright pink to red interior pulp.

Microcitrus australasica, the Australian finger lime, is a lime relative from Australia and a top citrus for foodies. It grows as a small tree or a shrub with fragrant, white flowers followed by long cylindrical dark green to purple fruit that are filled with tiny vesicles that have been described as "lime caviar". They can be sprinkled on desserts or Asian dishes for a burst of lime flavour or used to make marmalades. Requires lots of heat to flower and fruit, more than other Citrus, and more protection in winter. All of our citrus are grafted onto C-35 citrange, trifoliate orange, or other semi-dwarfing rootstock which confer good hardiness and production while reducing overall tree size. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Australian Finger Lime - [Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Rutaceae (The Citrus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 10-12

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Purple

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Lowland subtropical rainforest and dry rainforest.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

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