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Citrus aurantifolia

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ARBOL Citrus aurantifolia (RUTACEAE)

Mexican lime tree Castello lime, Limero
Origen Suroeste de Asia
Sun-half shade Medium water
Perennial leaf Dark green and aromatic
Flor White fragrant
Baya o Fruta Yellow globose hesperidium
Alt.Max. 2,5/3 m
Anch.Max. 3/4 m
Zona ZONA 10

The Key lime (Citrus aurantifolia) is a citrus species with a globose fruit, that is yellow when ripe but usually picked green commercially. It is smaller and seedier, with a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind. It is valued for its unique flavor. It is a shrubby tree, to 5 m, with many thorns. Dwarf varieties exist which can be grown indoors during winter months and in colder climates. Its trunk rarely grows straight, with many branches, often originating quite far down on the trunk. The leaves are ovate, resembling orange leaves. The flowers are yellowish white with a light purple tinge on the margins. Flowers and fruit appear throughout the year, but are most abundant from May to September.

Diam Ltr Perim Trunk height Total Height Others
ARBUSTO T22 6
ARBUSTO T24 8
COPARAM C35 25 10/12P
COPARAM C40 35 12/16P
COPARAM C45 45 16/20P
EJEMPLAR C68 155 35/40P