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RED LIME TREE
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:29:37 AM »
Really? A red lime tree & are they they any good for drinks & cooking? or are there better limes to grow in your backyard?
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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 12:44:56 PM »
I use them same as I do the Key limes.


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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 12:59:07 PM »
Where would one find one of these?
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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 01:18:02 PM »
I got mine from ECHO nursery in Ft Myers.

http://echonet.org/content/nursery

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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 02:03:12 PM »
I picked up one at Excalibur back in January...the skin is edible with a bit of sweetness too..

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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 02:05:13 PM »
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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 02:56:51 PM »
If this is RED then I must be colorblind ....0nce I did see a real RED citrus pic on the web , must have been fotoshopped ??
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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 03:26:29 PM »
There's the Australian blood lime.  I'm sure there are some growing in the U.S. but they are very rare.  I've never seen one in person.

http://users.kymp.net/citruspages/australian.html#blood

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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 04:36:26 PM »
There's the Australian blood lime.  I'm sure there are some growing in the U.S. but they are very rare.  I've never seen one in person.

http://users.kymp.net/citruspages/australian.html#blood


I'd be interested in growing these , if somebody can supply/sell seeds .
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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 04:51:45 PM »
I have one. One foot tall with about 100 fruit on. Snapped itself in half last year by bearing too heavily. Ill post a pic soon.

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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 04:58:14 PM »
Here is a good link: http://www.homecitrusgrowers.co.uk/australiannativecitrus/bloodlime.html from brief reading it looks as if the color range of the fruit is very wide. Not to impressed with having a "blood lime" look like an orange or even purple-ish brown.

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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2013, 05:15:36 PM »
In the first pic they are not rangpur lime,cumquat or and Australian native or cross of one.There is not much red going on on it looks like a small fruiting garden variety sour orange to me.

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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2013, 08:20:17 PM »
The fruit sure looks like calamondin to me.
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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2013, 10:18:53 PM »
I got a couple a few months ago. Love them.

But I am having a problem: they are really wilting. It looks like they are dehydrated, but that can't be right- it's been raining every day!
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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2013, 02:01:38 PM »
Hmm...I might actually have one of these growing wild on a piece of land we never use.  Will head over later and snap some pics.  I just thought it was some kind of super sour orange tree.  We sometimes pick them for lemonade (!) but I mostly just thought it was ornamental.  Go figure!
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Re: RED LIME TREE
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2013, 04:02:20 PM »
But I am having a problem: they are really wilting. It looks like they are dehydrated, but that can't be right- it's been raining every day!

Are they in the ground and do you have moles in the yard?
I've had that happen, plants and small trees wilted, I would water them and they sprang back, but next day all wilted again. I knew I had lots of moles around the yard, turns out they had tunneled all around and under the plants. I stepped around the base of the plants and collapsed the tunnels, then watered and it helped. But you have to keep checking for new tunnels around the plants for awhile to make sure they didn't just come back.

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