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Citrus australasica, Microcitrus australasica, Finger Lime, Caviar Lime

Citrus australasica, Microcitrus australasica

Finger Lime, Caviar Lime
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Australia
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleThorny or spiny

Finger Lime trees are erect trees growing up to 30 ft. The fruits can be green and cylindrical in shape, up to 4" long and only about 1-1.5" in diameter.

Once the fruit is cut open the tiny round juice vesicles will slowly roll out of the fruit without squeezing, and resemble what is called 'citrus caviar'. Used in chutneys, jams, marmalades, savory sauces and refreshing drinks. In great demand for culinary use as it displays well as a garnish.


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Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/microcitrus_australasica.htm