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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 season.  His food is completely unique – beautiful to look at, delicate and totally delicious! Added to his amazing professionalism, we have found him to be a lovely person to work with.  Boutique Citrus is so very thrilled for the opportunity to work with Martin and to see him being recognised for his amazing work. Here’s what Martin had to say about us:

I was first introduced to Greg and Amanda Childe-Freeman of Boutique Citrus a few years back when I was researching for a particular style and colour of native Finger Lime for one of my best known dishes ‘The Pearl’.

As chefs we strive to find the very best, unique produce available to us, from like minded, passionate growers and farmers. Boutique Citrus grows a wide range of Finger Lime varieties which include, Rainforest Pearl (my absolute favourite), Chartreuse, Pink Ice and Emerald – all with that distinct crisp pop and sweet, zingy citrus bite that is truly a taste of Australia.

Boutique Citrus is a customer drive, family business that you can rely on for guaranteed freshness and quality produce every time.’

Take a look at some of Martin’s awards:


Finger Lime Vodka and Liqueur

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Finger Lime Vodka and Liqueur

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 tasty drinks! The Vodka is a clean, neutral spirit that allows the Finger Lime to display its wonderfully complex citrus character with no holds...

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2015 Finger Lime Harvest Almost Here!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on 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 Limes from flowering through to harvest. Our beautiful, healthy trees are literally laden with fruit which is getting fatter and juicier by the day...

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Tips for Growing Healthy Finger Lime Trees

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Blog, News | Comments Off on Tips for Growing Healthy Finger Lime Trees

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 & Fertilising Finger Limes Keep your soil/planting mixture moist – if it dries out the tree will ‘drop’ any fruit that has set. Lightly feed your Finger Lime...

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Finger Limes All Year Round!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on Finger Limes All Year Round!

Finger Limes All Year Round!

Enjoy our premium quality Finger Limes all year round! When we aren’t harvesting our beautiful fresh fruit, Boutique Citrus always have frozen stock of wonderful Finger Lime colours and flavours. Available in handy retail, small sizes or in bulk, contact us to buy the the very best in Finger Limes now! Finger Limes are a gourmet product that everyone can easily enjoy. At Boutique Citrus, we have specially selected and grown a total of seven different Finger Lime varieties that we know you’ll love. Rainforest Pearl   Arguably the most...

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Citrus Caviar

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on Citrus Caviar

Citrus Caviar

Finger Limes are one of the most exciting foods thrilling the palates of the world’s best known chefs and discerning diners of Europe’s finest restaurants. Native to Australia, the Finger Lime is spectacular in its colours and flavours. Often referred to as ‘Citrus Caviar’ because of the tiny coloured pearls inside the finger shaped fruit, the Finger Lime is unlike any other citrus. The Finger Lime has over 40 different varieties – each with their own unique tastes and textures and a visual appeal that is second to none. Colours of the pearls...

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Boutique Citrus

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in About, Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Boutique Citrus

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 Limes, Seedless Lemons and Kaffir Limes. Boutique Citrus has been providing Finger Limes to the best restaurants across the globe for many years. From...

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Our orchards

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in About, Blog | Comments Off on Our orchards

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 our latest plantings of seedless lemons, tahitian limes, kaffir limes and various new Finger Lime varieties really start to take off. Citrus and...

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Boutique Citrus Christmas

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on 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 bending with the weight of all the fruit. Our recent checks of the orchards have become very exciting with the discovery of some ripe pieces of...

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Behind the Fruit…

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Behind the Fruit…

Behind the Fruit…

The man behind Boutique Citrus Finger Limes, Greg Childe-Freeman always had a passion to design and grow a commercial gourmet citrus orchard. Originally a deer farmer, Greg’s love of animals led him away from livestock and into growing fruit. After twenty years, his success in establishing and running a 4000 plus avocado orchard gave him the confidence and vision to pursue his citrus dream. Finding the Finger Lime, a new boutique fruit that was also a citrus was the perfect product for Greg and in 2003 he planted his first 1000...

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