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gnappi

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Red lime first taste
« on: July 22, 2018, 08:11:31 AM »
I now have three red lime trees, two are rather small at less than two feet each, one is still in a pot, over five feet tall and producing many fruit.

Some are dropping prematurely, currently they have a bit more than a hint of yellow / orange color skin  and the inside is pale / light orange colored. I expect the worst and accept the best when it comes to fruit I have not tried before and I was surprised that such juvenile undeveloped fruits had such a nicely distinctive flavor.

Definitely more on the (less than sweet) orange flavored side with a hint of limey bitterness. The more green than orange skin was inedible... so far. Overall if the flavor develops as I hope it will I see a great many uses for these fruits in the future. I plan on giving one of my little trees to a friend who is just starting to plant out a nice large lot.

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Re: Red lime first taste
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 12:50:45 PM »
I noticed my red limes get significantly sweeter the longer they sit on the tree.  The best ones I've had are ones I didn't notice were there at first and picked a month later than the rest.

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Re: Red lime first taste
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 01:55:17 PM »
  I've only had one red lime, that I picked up at one of the expos. Well i kinda had one. I cut it up in the kitchen and brought to my wife to taste while I went back to the kitchen to clean up the cutting board and knife. When I got back to the living room, my wife was looking up with juice dripping from her chin and an ' Oliver Twist' expression on her face.. "Please sir, may I have more". So I didn't actually get to taste it, but I will take her word for it, that it was good. I do have a small seedling tree growing, so maybe one of these days, I'll get to try one. ;D

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Re: Red lime first taste
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 07:44:55 PM »
  I've only had one red lime, that I picked up at one of the expos. Well i kinda had one. I cut it up in the kitchen and brought to my wife to taste while I went back to the kitchen to clean up the cutting board and knife. When I got back to the living room, my wife was looking up with juice dripping from her chin and an ' Oliver Twist' expression on her face.. "Please sir, may I have more". So I didn't actually get to taste it, but I will take her word for it, that it was good. I do have a small seedling tree growing, so maybe one of these days, I'll get to try one. ;D

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