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Mexican Lime

Mexican Lime

Regular price $128.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $128.00 USD
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Plant Type: Citrus
Plant Height: 6-13 feet
Spread: 6-10 feet
Flower Color: green, turning yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Mexican Lime, also known as Key Lime (Citrus aurantiifolia), is a popular citrus fruit known for its small size, distinctive flavor, and culinary versatility. This variety is native to Southeast Asia and is widely cultivated in other parts of the world, including Mexico and the Florida Keys, where it lends its name to the famous Key lime pie.

Mexican Lime trees are typically smaller than other citrus trees, reaching about 6 to 13 feet in height and spreading 6 to 10 feet. They have a bushy growth habit with dense foliage of glossy, dark green leaves. The tree is also known for its thorns.

The fruit of the Mexican Lime is small, round, and green, turning yellow when fully ripe. The limes are valued for their tart, aromatic flavor, which is more intense and has a stronger aroma than that of the Persian lime. The skin is thin, and the interior is divided into segments with a high juice content and a high concentration of seeds.

Mexican Limes thrive in full sun and require well-draining soil. They are less cold-tolerant than some other citrus varieties and need protection from frost. The trees need regular watering but should not be overwatered, as they are prone to root rot.

In landscaping, Mexican Lime trees are often used in home gardens and orchards for their fruit production. They are also suitable for container planting, making them a good choice for patios and smaller gardens. In addition to their fruit, these trees are valued for their ornamental qualities and fragrant flowers.

Overall, the Mexican Lime tree is a valuable and versatile addition to any garden, particularly for those interested in culinary uses. Its small size, delicious fruit, and ornamental appeal make it a popular choice among gardeners in suitable climates.

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