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Mango Stein

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Replacement for Tahitian Lime
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:51:21 PM »
I believe Tahiti(an) lime is a cultivar of what is known as Persian lime internationally.
Basically, I want a lime that has these properties in order of priority
  • more vigorous (so grafts grow strongly on Eureka lemon tree)
  • is seedless
  • has fruit that is more visually distinct from lemon (Tahitian turns yellow and is similar in shape)
« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 11:52:34 PM by Mango Stein »
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Re: Replacement for Tahitian Lime
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 10:10:37 PM »
Tahitian lime is vigorous, sets a lot of fruit, is seedless, and is normally picked while it is still green (before it turns yellow).  In my opinion the best lime of all. Tahitian lime is a very round fruit, much more so than a lemon, and should be very easy to tell apart from an Eureka even if both are a mature yellow.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 10:15:52 PM by Millet »

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Re: Replacement for Tahitian Lime
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 10:52:42 PM »
Yes, all limes turn yellow when completely ripe.

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Re: Replacement for Tahitian Lime
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 11:17:01 PM »
Persian/Tahitian lime is pretty much perfect, and itís easily propagated from cuttings.  What donít you like about it?

 

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