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Lime - West Indian
(Citrus aurantifolia
Swingle)
 

A very small round lime which has numerous seeds, and a strong flavour. Used extensively for drinks and flavourings, and makes good marmalade. Very juicy and very acid. Squeeze a half of lime into a glass of iced water - very refreshing.

Also known as the Key Lime in the USA and the Mexican Lime.

Soil
Characteristics
Wide range of soil types provided drainage is good
Climate Requirements Warm humid areas - can grow in most parts of the tropics and subtropics.

Culture

Grows well from seed. Very spiny tree making harvesting by hand difficult.
Harvesting Generally crops throughout the year, with a break in spring. Best sugar/acid balance when left to drop at full ripeness, but can be picked much earlier.
Length of time
until first crop
Two years.
Marketing Notes Fruit have a shelf life of weeks if kept cool and dry, and picked before fully ripe.

 

Food Preparation

The juice can be squeezed and stored frozen in ice cube trays. For more information refer to the South Tropicals web page listed below.

Key Lime Pie
Hot Spicy Lime Pickle

Further information

Purdue University - Centre for New Crops and Plants - Mexican Lime
This site is a chapter from a book written by Julia Morton. Gives a detailed description of the different varieties, climate, soil, season, pests and diseases and food uses. A good photograph. You can purchase this classic book Fruits of Warm Climates online from Amazon.

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