Mexican Lime
Citrus aurantifolia 'Mexican'

 
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Lime is a small twiggy tree with thorns. The fruit is small green to yellow. There is a thornless form.Flowers and fruit appear throughout the year but are most abundant from May to September

*COPY-18809* The lime ripens to full yellow and loses weight rapidly at normal room temperature in warm climates. In the home, the fruits can be held fresh for 2 or 3 weeks if kept in water in a closed jar.

 
  • Scientific Name: Citrus aurantifolia 'Mexican'
  • Principle Common Name: Mexican Lime
  • Common Name(s): Key Lime
  • Synonym:
  • Description: Lime is a small twiggy tree with thorns. The fruit is small green to yellow. There is a thornless form.Flowers and fruit appear throughout the year but are most abundant from May to September
  • General Comments: *COPY-18809* The lime ripens to full yellow and loses weight rapidly at normal room temperature in warm climates. In the home, the fruits can be held fresh for 2 or 3 weeks if kept in water in a closed jar.
  • Origin:
  • Nativity: India, Southeast Asia
  • Height Range: 12 - 15 FT
  • Spread Range: 6 - 2 FT
  • Flower Showy: Y
  • Warning:
  • Sunset Zones: 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
  • USDA Zones:
  • Leaf Color: Dark Green
  • Leaf Texture: Glossy : Leathery : Thick
  • Form: Edible : Shrub : Small Tree : Tree
  • Flower Color: White with purple tinge
  • Flower Time: Spring : Fall
  • Months:
  • Ease of Growing: Average
  • Light Preferences: Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
  • Soil Preferences: Well-drained
  • Watering Preferences: Medium
  • Outstanding Features: Attracts Bees : Edible : Evergreen : Flavor : Fruit : Heat Tolerant : Seaside tolerant


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