- Known and enjoyed for centuries by indigenous Australian’s, native limes are now hugely popular with gardeners and chefs. The fruit of the Australian finger lime Citrus australasica is sought after by top restaurants around the world!
- Often described as ‘lime caviar’ for its small bead-like crystals of tangy juice, it’s used to pep up drinks, in desserts, as a garnish and even to make marmalade.
- Adaptable, quirky trees, uniquely Australian and tolerant of a wide range of conditions
- Varieties available:
Rainforest Pearl (Finger lime - Citrus Gems Cylindrical, finger sized and shaped fruit. Fruit is usually produced in autumn. Fragrant thin green skin blushed with crimson. Slice fruit open to reveal a vault of glistening citrus pearls bursting with juicy limey flavours. Performs best in full sun, in a warm protected location. Use the citrus pearls as a delicious garnish for seafood and shellfish, use fruit whole or sliced when making tangy marmalade's and sauces.
Sunrise Lime – Citrus Gems Sunrise Lime is a cross between a finger lime and calamondin and produces an elegant pear-shaped golden fruit that is juicy and sharp in flavour. The fruit can be eaten whole as the skin and pith is sweet. Sunrise Lime makes a beautiful ornamental plant choice for pots or garden plantings. Winter fruiting.
Desert Lime – Citrus Gems high yielding tree that produces grape sized, lemon like fruit with a wild taste of lime. Desert limes usually appear in summer. The sweet tangy fruit has a very thin skin and requires no peeling, just slice it or use the whole fruit to make a zesty lime pickle or marmalade – macerate fruit in a sugar syrup or pop one into your icy cold beer for an Australian twist on a Mexican tradition. Desert Limes are extraordinarily tolerant of dry conditions.
Red Centre Lime (Australian Blood Lime) – Citrus Gems Red Centre Lime, also known as the Australian Blood Lime, is a cross between a finger lime and a mandarin that produces lustrous red, egg shaped fruit about the size of a cumquat. The combination of ruby red skin with a luscious red citrus pulp and a tangy pink juice makes Red Centre Lime the perfect addition to your garden and fruit bowl. Winter fruiting.
- Plants are only available for purchase in store, we are unable to ship plants