The Red Centre Lime produces beautiful deep red fruits, round and small with pink tinged flesh on the inside. It is a cross between the Finger lime (Citrus australasica) and the Burmese Rangpur lime (Citrus x limonia), making the fruit more juicy throughout instead of being contained only in the pearls, as in the finger lime. The fruit still has the lovely pearls of the finger lime, however is easier to juice as well. They are great in any recipe you would use lemon or lime in, and the fruits look very attractive in the kitchen and on the tree.
This cultivar is part of the Citrus Gems range, and is a grafted, very hardy plant that can tolerate frosty and dry, challenging conditions. It is perfect for either container growing or in the garden, and likes a good pruning. Grows to about 2.5 metres and has a somewhat weeping habit, but can be pruned to desired shape. Fruits in winter.
|Scientific Name:||Citrus australasica x|
|Cultivar:||Red Centre Lime|
|Common Name:||Native Lime|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Flower Colour:||White, Purple|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Edible, Fragrant oils, Decorative fruit|
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