Citrus Red Lime
Citrus Red Lime is a new exotic species of fruit which can be grown successfully in our climate. This tropical species of Red Lime is the same size and shape as the usual green variety but has a striking red colour outer skin and dark coloured flesh. Its very juicy and tastes a lot like a lime crossed with marmalade orange.
Can be grown in a sheltered pot on a patio area or inside a conservatory.
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Details Citrus Red Lime
- Blooms: March – May
- Leaf colour: Green
- Edible Fruit
- Harvest: September – November
- Full grown: 5 Years
- Full grown height: 1 – 1.50 m
- Full grown width: 50 – 75 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Hardiness: Not hardy
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Citrus Red Lime
Citrus trees – during spring and summer fertilize regularly with a standard liquid fertilizer. Always apply water from the top of the plant allowing the excess to drain. Never let the plant sit in water, it will cause rot.
Plants with fruit should be kept in a light place in the living room for the winter next to a bright window. Plants without fruit should be kept in a light but cool place (10°-20°C) to promote budding such as a windowsill.
This plant is cold resistant, but not frost resistant. They can be brought inside for the winter and left back out in the summer. Each spring the shrub ought to be transplanted to a larger pot, use an Azalea or heather type potting compost.
You can always prune your plant during the growing season (May-September). Flowers from March and bear fruits from September.