How to Look After Your Finger Lime Tree

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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 the fruit has set and greater than 2cm long. Because of their rain forest history, Finger Lime trees require regular watering, especially throughout their growing season –  lack of water will lead to fruit drop or dwarfed, dry and bitter fruit.

We regularly prune all our citrus trees to keep them in optimum health, however the Finger Lime’s respond extremely well to regular pruning following harvest periods. This constant vigilance assists in preventing limb die back, disease, the onset of pests and other disorders. Finger Limes are extremely good for you. They are rich in Vitamin C, folate, potassium and antioxidants. Another great plus – kids love them!