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Fingerlimes harvest
« on: August 27, 2019, 06:14:58 AM »
This year a small tree in a 2 gallon plastic bag made me a lot of finger limes, it looks like climate here is good for this lime, without the winter of course. I have about 25 fingerlimes at about 25-30g each. It seems like they love the hot weather but not the strong sun, so this year I shielded from UV rays and fruits didn't drop anymore.
I know some guy in southern France has a small orchard and sell these. Anyone knows about him?

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 06:16:37 AM »


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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 10:02:59 PM »
Wow lebmung they look great.
My name is Cindy

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 02:06:32 PM »
How do you know when they are done? Sometimes I pick them to early.

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 06:56:36 AM »
They look more like Faustrime...

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 07:12:37 AM »
They look more like Faustrime...

Not Faustrime they are like 8 cm long green Microcitrus australasica, very prolific maybe 20-30 limes from a small 70 cm bush tree.


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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 04:24:28 PM »
Mine is in full sun and bake all day and has been thru sub 40 degree temps. Planted in Feb 2019. Has fruits and new fruits are loaded

When do I pick the fruits?


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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 04:33:53 PM »
Mine is in full sun and bake all day and has been thru sub 40 degree temps. Planted in Feb 2019. Has fruits and new fruits are loaded

When do I pick the fruits?


Papilo larvae eat all the leaves? Papilo Cesphontes messed up ours, I stand there watch it lay eggs, then go out and remove them all.

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 04:42:26 PM »
Mine is in full sun and bake all day and has been thru sub 40 degree temps. Planted in Feb 2019. Has fruits and new fruits are loaded

When do I pick the fruits?


Papilo larvae eat all the leaves? Papilo Cesphontes messed up ours, I stand there watch it lay eggs, then go out and remove them all.

havent noticed any. if you want cure, then use Thuricide BT, its organic and gets all to die upon ingesting. but wear mask as if you ingest you are in for a bad diarrhea :-(

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 04:46:08 PM »
So far so good. It's in a pot, so I can keep an eye on it and remove them if necessary.

As for picking the fruit why not try one? I don't think anyone waits for them to color up to pick, just size up.

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2019, 04:47:05 PM »
My nine foot tall finger lime...

[size=85]Sunset Zone: 21 USDA Zone: 10a AHS Heat Zone: 6-7[/size]

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2019, 04:52:11 PM »
So far so good. It's in a pot, so I can keep an eye on it and remove them if necessary.

As for picking the fruit why not try one? I don't think anyone waits for them to color up to pick, just size up.

I am trying to get that pink to red inside color.

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2019, 05:12:45 PM »
So far so good. It's in a pot, so I can keep an eye on it and remove them if necessary.

As for picking the fruit why not try one? I don't think anyone waits for them to color up to pick, just size up.

I am trying to get that pink to red inside color.

I thought only some varieties do that.

Dang Mike, I'll go find a spot for it.

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 05:37:32 PM »
this one is from Citrus UCI Collection and it says pink to red, so I am assuming it will get some color. Also read that longer you keep on tree the deeper the color gets. The Eureka lemons I have have been yellowing on tree for over 6 months and they have turned very dark pink, I will post pics

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2019, 06:24:05 PM »
My finger limes get pinkish on the inside. It’s been awhile, but if I remember correctly it was from fourwinds.
[size=85]Sunset Zone: 21 USDA Zone: 10a AHS Heat Zone: 6-7[/size]

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Re: Fingerlimes harvest
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2019, 05:18:52 PM »
I can hardly wait for my 2 finger limes and my blood lime to start baring fruit.
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