Finger Limes Need Water!

Many people ask us why their Finger Lime tree isn’t producing any fruit. More often than not we see them planted in pots, with incredibly dry soil devoid of any nutrients. There’s no way the plant is going to set fruit when it’s simply just trying to stay alive. Finger Limes especially like a drink and at present, Queensland and a significant part of the East Coast of Australia...
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Premium Quality & Export Professionals

Boutique Citrus Finger Limes are known as the best in the industry for a range of reasons. Here’s why: Quality – our Finger Limes are the highest quality because they are grown in their natural rain forest environment and local to where they were first discovered. Variety – the only grower worldwide who offers six different Finger Lime varieties in commercial volumes. Each one...
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Kaffir Limes

In addition to the incredible Finger Limes we grow here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, we also have other varieties of delicious citrus fruit. Tahitian Limes, Seedless Lemons and Kaffir (or Kafir) Limes – for their fruit and the leaves. Along with our Finger Limes, our produce is sold across Queensland, with most of it heading out for export to Europe and Asia. While almost everyone...
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2017 Fresh Finger Lime Season

Boutique Citrus is thrilled to be starting off our fresh Finger Lime harvest earlier than usual. As always, the rain seems to coincide with the fruit being ready, but this makes our Finger Limes even juicier and tastier!  Our first orders of the season have headed over to the Netherlands and France – two countries that know their food and love their fresh Australia Finger Limes.   We...
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The Challenge of Exporting Finger Limes

It was exciting news when the Australian government announced free trade agreements with a range of countries across the globe – especially Asia. We were hopeful that this new legislation would assist us in being able to export the amazing Finger Lime to more places internationally, but one year on and it’s clear that nothing has changed. It seems like the Australian government is...
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Where to Buy Australian Finger Limes?

As the largest growers of premium quality Finger Limes in Queensland, Australia and throughout the world, Boutique Citrus always has stock ready for our customers. The fresh Finger Lime season is quite short, running from January to May. To ensure that we can supply quality native Australian Finger Limes all year round, we freeze a portion of our fresh harvest immediately after sorting. Boutique...
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Gardening Australia features Finger Limes

We were thrilled to be contacted by Gardening Australia last year to provide them with information for their piece on Australian Native Citrus – focusing on Finger Limes. Presenter, Angus Stewart showcased several Finger Lime varieties which we have on our beautiful Boutique Citrus orchard. He discussed various issues that can arise when growing Finger Limes and offered some handy tips...
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Pruning Your Finger Lime Tree

We recently had an enquiry from someone wanting to know the best methods for pruning their Finger Lime tree. Just like other citrus varieties, Finger Limes respond well to pruning. It’s important to keep in mind however, that they are slower growing than other citrus so don’t prune heavily unless there is disease. When doing your pruning, ensure that you are allowing light to get...
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Finger Limes – Getting the best out of your fresh or frozen fruit

Finger Limes have a relatively short season – only a few months, which is one of the reasons why they are a niche product. Short season fruit usually has a short shelf life too, however at Boutique Citrus we have refined our picking and packing processes to ensure your fruit stays fresher for longer. To ensure supply to our clients, we freeze a portion of our harvest as soon as it has been...
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Martin Benn Finger Lime Connoisseur

Boutique Citrus is proud to be the suppliers of Australian Finger Limes to Martin Benn, Chef & Patron of Sepia Restaurant. Martin is an incredibly talented chef whose creativity, hard work and vision resulted in 2015 being a year of awards and recognition – both in Australia and internationally. Martin has been using Finger Limes for many years now, which feature on his menu when in...
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Growing Healthy Finger Lime Trees

Ask any chef or great cook for five of their kitchen pantry staples and more often than not, you’ll see lemons or citrus on their list. Delicious in sweet and savoury dishes, drinks, sauces and dressings, citrus is a ‘must have’ ingredient across most cuisines. Citrus’s popularity is also enhanced by the fact that the trees are easy to grow and most varieties give fruit more than...
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How to Look After Your Finger Lime Tree

                  Polka Dot Variety An Australian rain forest plant only found in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales, Finger Lime trees do well in full sun and prefer well drained soils with a pH of 5 – 6.5. A light  NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous & Potassium) fertiliser is recommended prior to flower development and again once...
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Finger Lime Vodka and Liqueur

We are thrilled to share these two gorgeous products from Stone Pine Distillery featuring Boutique Citrus Finger Limes. Incredibly popular at the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show in October, we were very excited about trying these two Native Australian spirits but the ever crowded ‘Nip of Courage’ stand had run out of Finger Lime stock! Clearly the word had spread fast about these...
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2015 Finger Lime Harvest Almost Here!

  Exciting times ahead at Boutique Citrus with the 2015 Finger Lime harvest only weeks away! We’ve had some incredibly hot weather over the last couple of months which the Finger Limes love. We are fortunate to have abundant spring fed dams on our property which means we can always ensure our orchard has the right moisture levels – this is critical to the growth of the Finger...
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Tips for Growing Healthy Finger Lime Trees

Spring Tips for Growing Healthy Finger Lime Trees It’s spring again and Boutique Citrus’s Finger Lime trees are literally covered in beautiful buds, flowers and the tiny burgeoning of new season fruit. For those keen home gardeners wanting their flowers to convert to Finger Limes, there are a few simple things you need to do to successfully grow your Finger Lime Tree.. Watering &...
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Boutique Citrus

Boutique Citrus Finger Limes is Australia’s Premier Finger Lime producer. One of the largest and most established growers of Finger Limes in the world, we are situated in the stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland. Nestled against pristine rain forest and vast National Parks, Boutique Citrus spans over 150 acres with over 5000 citrus trees that include; Finger Limes, Tahitian...
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Our orchards

Only an hour’s drive from either Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast, Boutique Citrus is located in Bellthorpe – one of the few places in Queensland that provides a moderate temperature all year round. Our property spans over 150 acres and is home not only to us, but to a myriad of native flora, fauna and of course our beautiful orchards. Over the last 18 months, we have excitedly watched...
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Boutique Citrus Christmas

We love this time of the year when our orchard looks like it’s full of pretty Christmas trees laden with Finger Lime baubles. As the year winds down for most people, Boutique Citrus is gearing up for its busiest time.  The new year marks new beginnings and for us, it also means harvest is just around the corner. The Finger Limes are in abundance and nearing picking stage with the trees literally...
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