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shaneatwell

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First cccpp “red” finger lime harvest disappointing
« on: September 15, 2020, 12:19:10 PM »
Red on left standard green on right. Slightly more complex flavor in the red. Smaller fruit.



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Re: First cccpp “red” finger lime harvest disappointing
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 01:18:25 PM »
Not Sweet?........citrus get better with age......You could try sprinkling some epsom salts around the outside and water in.......could make the fruit sweeter.

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Re: First cccpp “red” finger lime harvest disappointing
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 01:24:11 PM »
Shaneatwell finger lime was grown in San Diego. Notice the light red coloration of the fruit. The red pigmentation in Finger Limes is caused by a chemical called Anthocyanin.  Anthocyanin's color is a cold sensitive chemical .  The more cold the redder the fruit.  A Moro Blood orange which also contains Anthocyanin can be grown as a blond orange (no red pigmentation) simply by growing the fruit in a constant warm environment.

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Re: First cccpp “red” finger lime harvest disappointing
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 02:31:09 PM »
It fruits year round so I’ll update this winter but others have commented that it is pink and even used to be called pink by cccpp.
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