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 once a year. Forgiving most of the time (unless setting fruit) they are hardy, evergreen and make a fantastic patio or garden plant.

Growing Tips for Finger Limes

At Boutique Citrus Finger Limes, we are continually asked for the reason as to why someone’s Finger Lime tree isn’t producing fruit. The answer varies of course depending on location and variety but here’s a couple of handy tips:

  • If you have the Finger Lime plant in a pot, you must fertilise and water it regularly. We have seen some very sad Finger Lime trees with exposed roots in bone dry earth or potting mix.
  • Sun! Citrus loves sun. Don’t place your Finger Lime tree or any other citrus in a place where little or no sun gets to the plant.
  • Pruning is essential to keep fruit trees healthy –the best time to prune a Finger Lime tree is in the autumn and winter months so you can ensure it will be able to put energy into growing during Spring and Summer.

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