Finger Lime Tree
A Tree for the Culinary Lover!
Watch your recipes come alive with the Finger Lime Tree. This productive citrus plant will create a unique look in the landscape and add incredible zest to any dish.
Here's more reasons why the Finger Tree is a perfect addition to your home!
• Very low maintenance
• Very adaptable numerous climate conditions
• Perfect container plant- grows anywhere in the US
• Unique fruit is a prized delicacy
Your taste for limes will never be the same once you try the "Caviar of Fruit". The Finger Lime Tree produces bushel after bushel of cucumber shaped fruit nestled amid deep green foliage. Cut one open and watch pulps of sumptuous juicy beads spill out. The similarity in looks to caviar is striking, and one taste of the tart richness will make you realize this is not an ordinary citrus!
Get the Kitchen Prepped!
The culinary creations will be endless. Use in chutneys, jams, pies, and even your favorite cocktail. You can even save the fruits in the freezer for long periods without sacrificing the sublime taste. Your finger limes are ready to pick in the early fall. Ripe fruit will fall from the tree with a light touch, but watch out for the tree's thorns! You can also test the lime's ripeness by slicing one open. The beads should spill out of the fruit without touching.
Surprisingly Little Maintenance
The tastes and looks are complex, but the upkeep is simple. Your Finger Lime requires little or no pruning, as long as you remove dead branches. The tree originates from the rugged climates of Australia, which means it can handle just about any growing environment. The tree likes full or partial sun, as long as there is protection from strong winds. Fertilize with a balanced organic fertilizer once a month in the growing season. Water periodically in a well-drained soil. Pests and disease are rarely an issue as long as the plant receives its minimal care.
Landscape and Container Ready!
Thanks to the tree's compact bushy shape, the Finger Lime can sit well in almost any garden design. Plus, the white and pink flowers from late spring to late summer will heighten any landscape look. The tree can't handle temperatures below 40 degrees, which makes it the ideal container specimen. Adorn your patio or walkway and then move the tree in for the winter. Wherever you put your Finger Lime, rest assured the tree will reward with looks and lush fruits!