Pink Ice was one of the first commercialised finger lime varieties, and is a medium size shrub producing red to burgundy coloured fruits with clear or pink pearls of juice inside. The aroma of the fruits is similar to ruby grapefruit, and is perfect for cocktails and drinks, as well as cooking. Bears fruit from summer to autumn, with the fruits being ready to harvest when they come very easily off the branch without any effort. It is a great variety for growing in containers and in warm courtyards, and does best in full sun. Water thoroughly in spring and summer, especially on hot days, and particularly when the plant is setting fruit. Use a nitrogen rich fertiliser in spring and in late summer, keeping it away from the trunk of the plant. Prune to shape in the later spring months, lopping off any weak branches.
|Scientific Name:||Citrus australasica x|
|Common Name:||Finger Lime|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||4 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.