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Citrus => Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade => Topic started by: Bartacomus on April 30, 2019, 07:27:18 PM

Title: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: Bartacomus on April 30, 2019, 07:27:18 PM
Subject says it all.

Finger Limes.. the same image we see over and over.. elongated limes with disconnected vesicles. Like a hollow Citrus Shell full of Tart Beads.

Whats the skinny?  Where are they?  How do you grow them?  Do you have any?

Thanks guys. 
Bart
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: Mando408 on May 02, 2019, 12:49:54 AM
I don't know much about them but I'd assume they aren't too different from other citrus. I always see them at my local nursery and even at the big box stores every now and then. I've been looking for the red finger limes, hopefully the ccpp gets some budwood in the near future.
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: pvaldes on May 02, 2019, 07:09:27 AM
Whats the skinny?  I don' understand the question. The skin is thin and prone to damage and Citrus splitting. They split in a very unique way. Like a whipped cream spray can.
Where are they?  garden centers, and Australia
How do you grow them?  Pretty much like a lemon, but avoid hot sun the first years. Is prone to die-back by Phoma
Do you have any? yup, small diamond shaped leaves, fruits like small pickless, pink small flowers, dense foliage and very thorny bush
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: PDXIan on May 02, 2019, 01:01:10 PM
They are pretty easy to grow, require less fertilizer than most citrus.
They are a fantastic garnish for Oysters, grilled fish, tacos. And great for cocktails. If you squeeze the balls into a bubbly drink like champagne or a beer they float up and down.
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: Bartacomus on May 27, 2019, 12:30:47 PM
This is just slang to mean "Whats the information"    Im in Texas, so we have a great environment for Citrus, but ive never seen any in garden centers here

i tend to steer clear from garden centers.. i get a little nauseated everytime i see someone buying trees that dont bear fruit.  i have panic attacks about it lol

Any body know a cheap online retailer? eBAY and ETSY have been taken over by scam artists. with images of purple strawberries, posted 30 times a piece.  i dont trust those.

Whats the skinny?  I don' understand the question. The skin is thin and prone to damage and Citrus splitting. They split in a very unique way. Like a whipped cream spray can.
Where are they?  garden centers, and Australia
How do you grow them?  Pretty much like a lemon, but avoid hot sun the first years. Is prone to die-back by Phoma
Do you have any? yup, small diamond shaped leaves, fruits like small pickless, pink small flowers, dense foliage and very thorny bush
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: Laaz on May 27, 2019, 12:58:20 PM
Your problem is, you can only buy from certified TX sellers. You can not bring any citrus into your state.
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: Laaz on May 27, 2019, 01:20:15 PM
Try here...  https://uscitrus.com/collections/citrus-trees
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: Bartacomus on May 27, 2019, 05:41:29 PM
Your problem is, you can only buy from certified TX sellers. You can not bring any citrus into your state.

Its always something aint it?  Thanks for the link!   

BTW,  i have a mysterious sapling in my yard. Shiney green leaves, thorns.. where should i send a picture for identification?
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: Laaz on May 27, 2019, 06:01:09 PM
General citrus.
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: Jabba The Hutt on July 16, 2019, 12:32:21 AM
Anybody have a finger lime tree that they can sell in Florida? Been looking everywhere to no avail.
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: PDXIan on July 16, 2019, 12:27:54 PM
Harris and Just fruits and exotics in FL both have them.
Title: Re: Looking for Finger Limes.. or at least some INFO about the unique citrus
Post by: Jabba The Hutt on July 16, 2019, 02:00:50 PM
Thank you, I'll have to take a peek!