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CarolinaZone

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Seedy finger limes: Is this normal
« on: October 08, 2022, 07:52:50 PM »
When I see finger limes advertised they never have seeds. Mine do. Is it the time I picked them or is this normal and the picture we see are doctored?

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Re: Seedy finger limes: Is this normal
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2022, 09:05:19 PM »
I have a green finger lime and it does not have any noticeable seeds.  Sometimes I will find a small scrawny one that looks like a pebble.

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Re: Seedy finger limes: Is this normal
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2022, 10:20:55 PM »
The selected varieties have much more flesh and less seeds. You probably have an unselected variety.

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Re: Seedy finger limes: Is this normal
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2022, 02:50:54 AM »
So are you going to be offering seeds for sale?

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Re: Seedy finger limes: Is this normal
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2022, 04:35:06 AM »
I did collect some wild ones in Australia, some are fairly seedy.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2022, 03:40:37 PM by Millet »

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Re: Seedy finger limes: Is this normal
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2022, 06:51:20 AM »
I also had finger limes from a grower in France years ago (pépinières Baches, I think they've more or less stopped their activities but they were a reference for citruses) and they had some seeds.

Not full of them, but about 5 or 6 per fruit. I planted them and they're growing well, but not fruiting yet.

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Re: Seedy finger limes: Is this normal
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2022, 01:42:48 PM »
So are you going to be offering seeds for sale?
I'd be more likely to give them away.  ;D
« Last Edit: October 09, 2022, 03:39:38 PM by Millet »

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Re: Seedy finger limes: Is this normal
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2022, 06:02:56 AM »
The seeded ones are the ones to plant. Proliferating genetic diversity is part of what makes plants so great.
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