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needing fruiting size finger lime
« on: April 27, 2018, 10:39:52 PM »
I'm looking for a few fruiting size finger lime plants to add to my collection. Anyone have one they can sell me in Florida or direct me to a nursery in Florida that has fruiting size ? Thanks. 

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 10:57:57 PM »
Try Excalibur, I know they sell green finger limes 
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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 01:44:19 AM »
I got two that are in 25G pots .  unfortunately, i'm in CA.

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 08:47:15 AM »
Home depot has had the red ones intermittently here in Florida

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 11:52:40 AM »
Eye poke much?

I got two that are in 25G pots .  unfortunately, i'm in CA. 

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 08:12:58 PM »
Try Excalibur, I know they sell green finger limes

I went there about a week ago and unfortunately they only have the 3 gallon size. They looked to be about 3 - 4 ft tall which is nice for  a 3 gallon. The thing is that Excalibur would not let you go into their citrus greenhouse and the person who is showing you around would have to carry each plant out for you to see it. I would like to see what citrus they have, but I didn't want my host to be carrying all the trees out just for viewing. My last resort is to come up there and pick up the 3 gallons even though it's a 3 hr drive. I would have to justify the drive by going to a few more places down there :)

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 08:17:46 PM »
Home depot has had the red ones intermittently here in Florida

I've been to a few home depot to check out their fruit trees but never ran across a finger lime. I will continue checking for a few more weeks.

Which home depot are you referring to ? Maybe I should give them a call .

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2018, 08:18:36 PM »
I got two that are in 25G pots .  unfortunately, i'm in CA.

Is your finger lime everbearing ?

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2018, 09:55:36 PM »
yes, I think it's overbearing. Here's some fruit with   ton of flowers.





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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2018, 11:40:00 PM »
That's really really nice. Those are some beautiful flowers. I'll try to get my hands on a few finger limes this upcoming month :)

I forgot to ask, how long is the period between flowering and harvesting ?
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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2018, 05:43:55 PM »
I'm looking for a few fruiting size finger lime plants to add to my collection. Anyone have one they can sell me in Florida or direct me to a nursery in Florida that has fruiting size ? Thanks.
I purchased mine at the Manatee Rare Fruit Councils tree sale. The next sale is May 20th at the Bradenton Area Convention Center if you donít find one before then.

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2018, 09:10:50 PM »
If there are going to be some at the Bradenton Area Convention Center then I will definitely hold out since its in my neck of the wood. Excalibur Nursery is more than a 3 hr drive from here in Bradenton for me. May I ask did see you any 7 gallon Finger Lime there when you purchased your tree ? Thanks.

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2018, 01:18:12 AM »
FloridaFruits,
I don't usually pay careful attention to the fruit as I don't eat it that much. The only time i like these are for eating raw oyster.

Maybe I see a few fruits throughout the year.  But it has the most fruits in the summer.
I have an overbearing bears lime. That lime tree gives me limes throughout the year.  More than the fingerlime. I can't really compare the fruits capacity since the bears lime is about 10X bigger and its in the ground. Fingerlime is in a pot. 

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2018, 09:26:57 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I plan on adding 3 finger limes to my collection since I don't think they fruit too much. I just wish the fruit is sold somewhere so I can have a taste.

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Re: needing fruiting size finger lime
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2018, 02:26:46 AM »
The Home Depot stores had 7 and 10 gallon Red Finger limes a month ago in my area. I don't  see them now. You can try your local Flea Market. I ordered one for a friend of mine at our FM. 

 

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