Microcitrus australasica/Finger Lime, Australian Finger Lime

Microcitrus australasica / Microcitrus australasica
Evergreen tree with prominent thorns
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Evergreen tree with prominent thorns

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Scientific Name: Microcitrus australasica
Common Name: Finger Lime, Australian Finger Lime
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a native understory tree of the rainforests of Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales of Australia. It is a slow-growing small to medium sized tree which produces elongated, bumpy skinned citrus fruit up to five inches long. The skin color and pulp are green, yellow, or red. The flavor is reported to be quite strong. Early settlers ate the fruit, and the finger lime has been recently been popularized as a gourmet bushfood.