Eetbare tuin-edible garden Citrus australasica - Finger lime - Lime caviar

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  • Article number: CITAUS01

Citrus australasica also called finger lime and lime caviar called a delicious exotic and rare citrus from the tropical part of Australia. Also known as Microcitrus australasica or Microcitrus verde.
The citrus plant is rarely available and blossoms like a regular citrus with deliciously scented blossoms. The leaf is much smaller than the other citrus and the spikes have thorns similar to the lemon.
The sweet smell of the leaf and the blossom of the caviar lime betray which fruit will soon appear.

In the case of Citrus australasica, the elongated fruits are the shape of a finger. Hence the name finger lime or finger lime in English. The fruits grow up to 10 cm long and 2-3 cm in diameter.
The fruit of this citrus is very special and tastes deliciously fresh. When the skin is broken or cut, the inside is filled with caviar-like balls.
The inside is seamless and the flesh can have different colors, depending on the ripening, they can be red, pink, yellow, orange and green. It is very aromatic and similar to the fresh taste of lime, a truly delicious delicacy.

After the winter in spring, the finger lime out again, do this after there is definitely no more chance on frost.
Now the water need may be raised again, but keep it moderate (not giving too much).

Also give liquid fertilizer to the plant every 3 weeks, from April to the end of September. This will respond immediately and new shoots start to grow.
Grow shoots for a long time to the extent that the citrus trim back in autumn. This way you keep a desired shape.
However, pruning will not be necessary soon, this plant grows very slowly.

In winter, keep the citrus plant frost free in a lightest possible place.
Few water, once a month is sufficient. No fertilizer anymore.
Winter hardness zone 11 (+ 2ºC).

  • Article number: CITAUS01
  • Minimum temperature: +5ºC
  • Location: Sunny, light shade
  • Soil type: No special requirements
  • Water requirement: Light damp
  • Full ground:
  • Tub plant:
  • Flowering period: 5-9
  • Origin / habitat: Australia
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Maximum plant height: 120/250 cm, may be pruned
Irini Efthymiou
Irini EfthymiouPosted on February 14, 2024 09:44

Nice and healthy plant! I'm very glad, thank you!

Gerrit Dyck
Gerrit DyckPosted on January 28, 2023 16:31

Heb de plant nu drie weken in de woonkamer.

Nieuwe scheuten aan het groeien en een stuk of 5 bloempjes die er ook aankomen.

Heb deze met een borsteltje proberen te bevruchten ( afwachten maar )

HazelPosted on March 19, 2021 13:50

My plant looked perfect (a little bit more spikes then I anticipated though) and is already flowering with over 50 flowers!!! (it's the 45 cm sized plant). Excited to wait for the fruits to come :-)

DeePosted on June 21, 2020 21:25

Best purchase this year! The plant was shipped in perfect condition.

TomPosted on November 17, 2016 23:49

Great plant: grows very well and produced 30 fruits in the first year.

Jing H.
Jing H.Posted on May 29, 2016 19:34

Good plant and grows happily with the fertilizer

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