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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 09:41:49 AM »
WOW! Impressive!

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 10:11:19 AM »
These are so much farther along in Australia.  Here, we are lucky to get 2 types:  red finger and green finger. 
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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2014, 10:45:23 AM »
Wow. I got a Giant Finger from Brightleaf. Wish I could find Red.

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 12:28:33 AM »
Harris sells red finger lime as well as green, but nothing like what starling posted.
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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 01:05:08 AM »
I might have some seeds to spare of Byron sunrise in a few months, but it depends how many hold on. I have promised two Brazilians seeds and they have priority.

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2014, 01:14:02 AM »
Very impressive colors!
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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 10:00:53 PM »
Thanks, very useful. I have a small "air rooted" Red rick, but it's really slow growing. :-\

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2014, 01:21:11 AM »
Wow. I got a Giant Finger from Brightleaf. Wish I could find Red.

It's weird that they describe it as "similar to australian finger lime."  Doesn't seem like it's a finger lime, at least not from Australia
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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2014, 01:58:14 AM »
Wow. I got a Giant Finger from Brightleaf. Wish I could find Red.

It's weird that they describe it as "similar to australian finger lime."  Doesn't seem like it's a finger lime, at least not from Australia

Gunnar there are quite few different types of native Australian Citrus. Not all of them have the finger shape. Some are round and small like traditional limes externally but have the same kind of 'Caviar' type pulp. Mt Tamborine lime is like this. I don't think it has been cultivated, certainly I have never seen an improved CV from the wild variety.

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2014, 10:27:47 PM »
I might have some seeds to spare of Byron sunrise in a few months, but it depends how many hold on. I have promised two Brazilians seeds and they have priority.
I would be happy to have some.  :) Let me know if you get some extra seeds to spare. Round limes look cool too. I got some seeds last year and only 3 of them sprouted. Two survived and they are slow growing. Also I lost the tag and now have no idea what they are. Well, let's them grow bigger and give me some fruits.  :D

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2014, 10:30:56 PM »
Harris sells red finger lime as well as green, but nothing like what starling posted.
Harris, huh? Good to know. Thanks

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2015, 08:10:21 PM »
I might have some seeds to spare of Byron sunrise in a few months, but it depends how many hold on. I have promised two Brazilians seeds and they have priority.
I would be happy to have some.  :) Let me know if you get some extra seeds to spare. Round limes look cool too. I got some seeds last year and only 3 of them sprouted. Two survived and they are slow growing. Also I lost the tag and now have no idea what they are. Well, let's them grow bigger and give me some fruits.  :D

Round limes or desert limes have an interesting feature; they grow spines on the trunk until a certain a point and then stop. This is the maximum grazing height of kangaroos.

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2015, 08:18:08 AM »
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Fantastic Finger lime porn, do you have problems with leaf miners? Here in S.florida we have problems with these prolific insects if we dont use Monsanto products like the nurseries here to keep the leaves pristine, cankers and other unpleasant invaded were leaf miners tunnel and the plant become fodder for mulch heap. Are these australian natives more resistant to pest?

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2015, 11:15:49 AM »
Coconut,

When I was growing a Australian finger lime in CA, it was untouched by leaf miners when the cara cara orange, key lime, and other citrus was affected by the pest.
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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2015, 03:42:17 PM »
Leaf miner will attack them, yes. They will certainly preference your other citrus first however and the damage tends be very negligible.

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2015, 04:59:41 PM »
How do these rate for flavor?

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2015, 08:43:39 PM »
Hey starling, where shouts can you find mt tamborine limes for sale or trade? Went to o'reillys and found a few fingerlimes a little while back, one tree had fruit about 2-3 inches long yellowish wheneipe with yellowish pulp tasted like lemon without the face pulling. Green one about the same size and same taste but slight difference in foliage then one that was the fattest fruit about same length if not a bit more than the others but about 3 times as fat, green pulp but i donth think they were fully ripe as taste was a little weird and pulp wasn't bursting yet, also had very attractive larger leaves.

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2015, 08:17:55 PM »
Hey starling, where shouts can you find mt tamborine limes for sale or trade? Went to o'reillys and found a few fingerlimes a little while back, one tree had fruit about 2-3 inches long yellowish wheneipe with yellowish pulp tasted like lemon without the face pulling. Green one about the same size and same taste but slight difference in foliage then one that was the fattest fruit about same length if not a bit more than the others but about 3 times as fat, green pulp but i donth think they were fully ripe as taste was a little weird and pulp wasn't bursting yet, also had very attractive larger leaves.

They're pretty variable from what I can gather don. Aussiecitrus on ebay sells grafted pink pulped  Mt Tamborine Limes occasionally, other than that I've no idea where you'd get one.

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2015, 08:45:13 AM »
Wow,
I was stoked just to get a Judy's ever bearing and a red centre lime. I had no idea those amazing other types existed.thanks  Starling great post.

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2015, 02:35:48 AM »
Totally cool, wish we could get those limes in Vancouver
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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2015, 06:11:53 PM »
Thank you for pictures of these varieties!
Would you happen to have pictures of what these finger limes look like when they are growing?

I was sent "Crimson Tide" and "Red Champagne" finger limes;
but the young fruit looks just like my "Rainforest Pearl" trees.

I'm very new to growing finger limes.
Do "Crimson Tide" and "Red Champagne" change to deep black and red when they ripen?

I would appreciate any information about when finger limes color up,
and anything that you might know that might change the color.

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2015, 06:27:40 PM »
Who sent them to you? PM.

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Re: A Field spotter's Guide to Australian Finger lime Cultivars
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2015, 04:08:34 PM »
The Ricks Red pictured is one of two types of a Ricks Red. It's the Daleys version. The original one from Rick Deering has black skinned fruit with vivid red pulp. The Daleys one has brown to red skin with lighter red pulp. The black skinned one is far superior. Got rid of my Daleys Ricks Red.
My Tamborine Lime? Weird name, considering Tamborine is an anglicisation of the local word for finger lime, or the being whose fingers the limes represent. So the Mt Tamborine Lime should be the finger lime. The other lime is the Dooja or Gympie Lime. It's basically looks like a Makrut fruit, on a finger lime tree. Foliage varies wildly, from tiny leaves to leaves 2/3 the size of regular lime trees. Is the mt Tamborine lime the same as the Dooja?

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« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2015, 04:15:44 PM »
The Ricks Red pictured is one of two types of a Ricks Red. It's the Daleys version. The original one from Rick Deering has black skinned fruit with vivid red pulp. The Daleys one has brown to red skin with lighter red pulp. The black skinned one is far superior. Got rid of my Daleys Ricks Red.
My Tamborine Lime? Weird name, considering Tamborine is an anglicisation of the local word for finger lime, or the being whose fingers the limes represent. So the Mt Tamborine Lime should be the finger lime. The other lime is the Dooja or Gympie Lime. It's basically looks like a Makrut fruit, on a finger lime tree. Foliage varies wildly, from tiny leaves to leaves 2/3 the size of regular lime trees. Is the mt Tamborine lime the same as the Dooja?

Not the Dooja, or at least markedly different from the the Dooja I am familiar with. Although I wouldn't say I'm an expert on them, I don't even grow a dooja, or even the desert lime anymore. I have 12 finger limes, and that's it for me. It might be a hybrid between a dooja and wild pink caviar finger lime. I'll try and dig up a picture. Aussie citrus was the seller and Mt Tamborine lime is that seller's moniker. The fruit is round, green skinned with pink vesicles--the skin was not the burnished green/brown that I associate with Dooja. I have never seen a Dooja with pink pulp. But given how readily citrus hybridize it's not  huge leap really. although the only finger limes I ever found in the wild had had either yellowish or clear pulp. Never found a true pink one. In any case, aussie citrus claims to be the man on these things, worth a chat with him probably. I had thought about buying ione when the listing came up, but the tree was 45$ before postage, which is too much for something that might have ended p on the compost heap.

I have three things called 'rick's red', one is the daleys one, one is the black skinned type you describe (the skin isn't really black, it's just insanely dark green that looks black) and another is a bright red skinned type that is slender and pointy, which someone else told me is 'scarab red'.  Will the real Rick's Red please stand up?
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