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edweather

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Need suggestion for lime tree for a container.
« on: February 25, 2021, 05:18:36 PM »
Live in Z9a in southeast Georgia.  Looking for a lime tree to grow in a pot. Something common that I might be able to pick up locally would be great, if possible.  Thanks,  Ed

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Re: Need suggestion for lime tree for a container.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 05:40:01 PM »
Key lime (Bartenders Lime) grow great in containers.

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Re: Need suggestion for lime tree for a container.
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 06:48:08 PM »
Key lime (Bartenders Lime) grow great in containers.

Yes they do. Best it's grown from seed. Virus free and start producing in 3 years.

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Re: Need suggestion for lime tree for a container.
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 10:23:54 PM »
I have a Kaffir in pot for years.

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Re: Need suggestion for lime tree for a container.
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 03:38:20 PM »
Thanks

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Re: Need suggestion for lime tree for a container.
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2021, 07:48:58 PM »
I have a 4 foot Bearss in a 1/2 wine barrel that gives me 100 plus limes a year.

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Re: Need suggestion for lime tree for a container.
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2021, 12:10:10 AM »
I would like to correct that I have a Bearss tree in pot for years.
Kaffir is only a branch on the Bearss.

I use Bearss leaves so tree only hold a dozen fruits each year.

Letís see your Bearss tree Containerman?

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Re: Need suggestion for lime tree for a container.
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2021, 01:16:08 AM »
My in-ground Bears lime gets about 100-200 fruits every 3 months (mostly from spring-fall). I just pick the fruits and give most of them away, keep maybe 2 dozen each time I pick them all. The Bearss lime seems to have much more juice than the Key Limes. I grafted a few Key Limes branches anyways for beer.


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Re: Need suggestion for lime tree for a container.
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2021, 10:11:46 AM »
I would like to correct that I have a Bearss tree in pot for years.
Kaffir is only a branch on the Bearss.

I use Bearss leaves so tree only hold a dozen fruits each year.

Letís see your Bearss tree Containerman?
here is a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq_5ba2kBc8

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Re: Need suggestion for lime tree for a container.
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2021, 11:43:08 AM »
Thanks for sharing the video containerman. It's a great collection you have there.

 

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