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Ginger Lime seeds
« on: March 29, 2022, 02:05:47 PM »
Ginger Lime seed 10 pack for $24 including shipping.
Leaves used like kaffir ,smell like ginger.
True to type. I started seeds from Gene Lesterís collection 10 years ago.



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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2022, 07:10:43 AM »
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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2022, 01:13:34 PM »
I have seeds available again for a short time. Fresh seed, fruit cut yesterday.
I would like to edit my original post but am unable .
I was unaware at the time that kaffir is an extremely racist term in South Africa .
I believe Makrut is the correct replacement of that language.

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2022, 04:34:16 PM »
Makrut is the Thai name for the plant.
Yes it is becoming more used, as the leaves and curry pastes are fairly well known, ie Thai Green Curry.
There are also numerous names from the other S E Asian countries and even ethnic cultures outside of Thailand.
Citrus hystrix is another replacement term, and K Lime is often used.
Mauritius Papeda is also another name for Citrus hysrtix.
Possibly that name links the plant to the historic migration of Indonesian Seafarers to settle Madagascar,
and the later forced movement of people from Madagascar to Mauritius by the Dutch East India Co in the 1600's.

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2022, 11:12:59 AM »
Thank you very much for some deeper insight and information

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2022, 11:53:38 AM »
I originally had two Ginger Limes trees, both grown from seed.  I got impatient waiting for blooms and cut the tree down to toss it into the dumpster.  Then sadly I noticed flowers on the top of the tree but it was two late.   The blooming time from seed to flower was only 3 years. Now I only have one tree.  I frequently chew on the leaves as I pass by the tree, as the leaves have a good ginger taste. 
« Last Edit: September 13, 2022, 02:59:02 PM by Millet »

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2022, 05:26:05 PM »
What species is that ? I have heard of a few different  " Ginger Limes ".

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2022, 05:58:21 PM »
Pager i am not sure of the species, I received the seeds from Eyeckr a member of this forum.  You can enquire from him.






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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2022, 10:49:26 AM »
What species is that ? I have heard of a few different  " Ginger Limes ".
Donít know about these ones but my ginger limes are citrus assamensis. Fruit looks like c hystric but leaves are different.

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2022, 01:01:20 PM »
are these the same as makrut used in thai food or different?

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2022, 10:05:59 PM »
What species is that ? I have heard of a few different  " Ginger Limes ".
Donít know about these ones but my ginger limes are citrus assamensis. Fruit looks like c hystric but leaves are different.

Hi tai haku. I see that you are in Gurnsey, in the Channel Islands. That is an interesting location for that species, Citrus assamensis.I am guessing you are a greenhouse grower ?

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2022, 02:11:58 PM »
Hey Bush2..

Are seeds still available?

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2023, 05:55:46 PM »

Hi tai haku. I see that you are in Gurnsey, in the Channel Islands. That is an interesting location for that species, Citrus assamensis.I am guessing you are a greenhouse grower ?

Yes - I can just about get a way with some of the hardier citrus outside but prefer not to risk it in winter

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2023, 04:25:45 PM »
Think I remember reading in a different thread about the ginger limes that you don't use the fruit? Bitter tasting juice or something? Could be wrong but think I read that. Would you say the leaves are great for cooking use like Kaffir lime?
Trying to grow it all!

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2023, 04:44:37 PM »
D-Grower, yes the leaves can be used in many soups and etc., to add a ginger flavor.  Just chewing on the leaves gives a lot of ginger flavor.

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2023, 09:46:28 AM »
Yes, I have them to harvest fresh now.

Hey Bush2..

Are seeds still available?

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Re: Ginger Lime seeds
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2023, 09:48:52 AM »
Different but similar with the Ginger flavor.
are these the same as makrut used in thai food or different?

 

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