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If you want to buy a lime tree, you should first know what is behind the word "lime".

   
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Kaffir Lime

Citrus hystrix - The lime with the spicy leaves

From £32.40 *

Limequat 'Tavares'

Citrus aurantifolia x Fortunella margarita - A robust lime substitute

£37.40 *

Lumia Lime 'Pomum Adami'

Citrus lumia - The lemon-lime

£37.40 *

Mexican Lime 'Messicana'

Citrus aurantifolia - The genuine lime, Key Lime

From £37.40 *

Neapolitan Lime 'Neapolitanum'

Citrus aurantifolia - The lime with good sourness and no seeds

£37.40 *

Palestinian Lime 'Palestina'

Citrus limettioides - The sweet lime from India

£55.40 *

Red Rangpur Lime

Citrus limonia - The lime for eating fresh

£37.40 *

Red-fleshed Australian Finger Lime

Microcitrus australasica - Red-fleshed lime caviar

From £37.40 *

   
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More information about limes

The term "lime" is a collective term that covers a wide variety of species and origins and essentially describes small limes and other smaller citrus fruits. The term goes back to the original Hindu term for limes ('lime', 'limbu'). Thus, the original origin of many lime plants is also clear. As with other citrus fruits, the Arabs played an important mediating role, taking up the culture in India and Persia and spreading it throughout the Mediterranean region. Limes in the narrower sense of the word are the "real" sour limes (Citrus aurantifolia) and the sweet Indian limes (Palestinian sweet lime, bot. Citrus limettioides).

 

 

The lime tree

In a broader sense, however, many smaller citrus species such as Citrus hystrix, the Kaffir lime and above all the Australian finger lime, the so-called caviar lime, belong to the citrus group of lime plants.

Since the 20th century, limes have played an important role in the production of drinks (cocktails) and as spicy, aromatic ingredients for various dishes. Today, limes are more frequently used for cooking than lemons. Their distinct acidity makes them particularly effective and a valuable ingredient. It is particularly delicious when the fruit comes from a home-grown tree. Why not take a look at all of the varieties in the Lubera® Garden Shop.

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