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Citrus aurantiifolia var. limetta 130-150cm

Citrus aurantiifolia var. limetta 130-150cm

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Product Description

Citrus aurantiifolia var. limetta, commonly known as the Sweet Lime or Sweet Lemon, is a citrus fruit variety prized for its sweet and mild flavor. This small to medium-sized tree belongs to the Rutaceae family and is popular for its juicy, aromatic fruits. Here's a brief description and some cultivation tips for Sweet Lime (Citrus aurantiifolia var. limetta):

Sweet Lime, scientifically classified as Citrus aurantiifolia var. limetta, is a deciduous tree that typically grows to a height of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters). It has glossy, dark green leaves and produces small, round to oval fruits with smooth, thin, and light yellow to pale green rinds. The fruit's flesh is juicy, sweet, and mildly acidic, making it a delightful addition to salads, beverages, and desserts. Sweet Limes are known for their refreshing taste and are often enjoyed fresh or as a flavoring in various culinary dishes and beverages.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Sweet Limes thrive in tropical to subtropical climates with warm temperatures. They are sensitive to frost and should be protected from cold conditions.

  2. Soil: Plant Sweet Lime trees in well-draining, sandy loam soil that is rich in organic matter. A slightly acidic to neutral pH level (6.0 to 7.5) is ideal for optimal growth.

  3. Sunlight: These citrus trees require full sun exposure to thrive, so choose a location where they receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.

IMPORTANT: Picture show fruits, the offer is for a plant 

  1. Watering: Sweet Lime trees require regular and consistent watering. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Adjust the watering frequency based on the climate and season.

  2. Fertilization: Feed your Sweet Lime tree with a balanced citrus fertilizer regularly during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the recommended dosage on the fertilizer label.

  3. Pruning: Prune your tree to maintain its shape, remove dead or diseased branches, and encourage healthy growth. Pruning is best done during the dormant season.

  4. Pest and Disease Control: Keep an eye out for common citrus pests like aphids, scale insects, and citrus leaf miners. Implement appropriate pest control measures as needed. Additionally, watch for signs of diseases like citrus canker and citrus greening, and take prompt action to address them.

  5. Mulching: Apply mulch around the base of the tree to conserve soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weed growth.

  6. Harvesting: Sweet Limes are typically ready for harvest when they turn pale yellow or light green, depending on the variety. Gently twist or cut the fruit from the tree when they are ripe, being careful not to damage the branches.

By following these cultivation tips, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of delicious and sweet Sweet Limes from your own tree.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult fruits not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 130-150cm

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