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Citrus aurantifolia 'Mexican'

Mexican Lime

Key Lime
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Citrus aurantifolia 'Mexican'
Principal Common Name Mexican Lime
Common Name(s) Key Lime
Synonym
Description Lime is a small twiggy tree with thorns. The fruit is small green to yellow. There is a thornless form.Flowers and fruit appear throughout the year but are most abundant from May to September
General Comments *COPY-18809* The lime ripens to full yellow and loses weight rapidly at normal room temperature in warm climates. In the home, the fruits can be held fresh for 2 or 3 weeks if kept in water in a closed jar.
Origin
Nativity India, Southeast Asia
Height Range 12 - 15 FT
Spread Range 6 - 12 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Glossy : Leathery : Thick
Form Edible : Shrub : Small Tree : Tree
Flower Color White with purple tinge
Flower Time Spring : Fall
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Edible : Evergreen : Flavor : Fruit : Heat Tolerant : Seaside tolerant

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