Fruit Tree Cottage stocks grafted Finger Limes. They are a native citrus that, once established, are hardy, robust and heavy croppers. Their fruit contains lime-flavoured citrus pearls - often known as citrus caviar - that are tasty and refreshing and go beautifully with seafood dishes, salads, and drinks. Finger limes can also be used in preserves and jellies.
They can be grown in the ground or a pot and make a wonderful productive hedge when planted in a line. The finger lime has thorns or spikes, part of its natural defence. In addition, our finger lime trees are grafted, meaning they will fruit sooner and with greater consistency than a plant grown from seed; they make a unique and special gift.
Read more at our Citrus Fruiting Months page.
Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.
- Scientific Name
- Citrus Australasica
- Purchase Height
- 1 - 2 feet
- Maximum Height
- 1.5 - 3 metres high
- Pot Size
- 4 Litres
- Propagation Method
- Grafted (find out more)
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Regular watering whilst the plant is getting established and then moderate watering ongoing and as needed
- Benefits from a good citrus fertiliser applied as directed and mulch around the base of the plant leaving a gap of a few centimetres away from the trunk
Is it suitable for growing in pots?
Yes, it will grow well in large pots.
How much water does it require?
Regular watering for the first 12 months whilst it is becoming established and moderate watering ongoing and as needed.
When will it start fruiting?
18 - 36 months after planting.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
Not sure what to choose? Consider a gift card.