The flavor is similar to that of a lemon-lime-grapefruit combo, the juice bursts from the citrus pearls when bitten into. This compact, bush-like tree works well in a variety of locations and produces delicious, one-of-a-kind fruit with flavorful crystals. Potted plants do enjoy a daily misting for humidity but placing a tray with rocks filled with water under the plant will feed humidity to the tree as the water evaporates. 8-11 outdoors. Pollination: Though this tree is self-fertile, for indoor trees, you can pollinate by hand since most people do not keep a healthy bee population within their home. During the fall and winter season, ease back to fertilizing once every 2 to 3 months. Get updates on specials, new varieties, growing tips, & more. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Mulching can help retain the soil moisture and also combat competing grasses/weeds. Also known as the Tahiti or Persian Lime, this seedless variety was developed by John T. Bearss in 1895 in Porterville, California. Get exclusive offers, care tips and more! Copyright © 2005-2020 FastGrowingTrees.com | 2621 Old Nation Rd Fort Mill, SC 29715 | NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC, Good Hardy Tree for Zone 8 (Palmdale, CA - 3000 feet above sea level -high desert). Cut it in half and squeeze out the citrus pearls.Use anytime you would use a lemon or a lime.Excellent is raw fish preparations such as sushi, crudo, and raw oysters.Add to a glass of sparkling water or champagne and watch the citrus pearls float up and down with the bubbles. Make sure to follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag. An amazing deep deep red fleshed finger lime, fit for use as the crowning jewel atop the finest seafood dishes in the world. It will even tolerate cooler weather down to a brief frost. The rind varies depending on the time of the season and whether or not the trees are getting cool or hot weather. The Australian Finger Lime Tree is also highly productive and grows vigorously in a wide range of climate conditions. You will get fruit with only one plant. Entry Size trees are best re-potted into a 10" to 12" decorative container within a month of delivery. The finger limes will be anywhere from 1.5 inches - 2 inches long, and 0.3 inches- 0.5 inches in diameter. Finally, water to settle the roots. My finger like tree arrived in perfect condition and it’s already in the ground. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil, preferably recommended for acid-loving citrus plants. Do this once daily and don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. Citrus trees (grown indoors or out) are self-fruitful and do not require pollination. Unique, Highly Productive Variety Why Australian Finger Lime Trees? Premium Size Trees are shipped in 10" x 9.5"(aka #3) nursery containers that can be planted into a 12" - 14"  decorative container upon arrival. The flavor is similar to that of a lemon-lime-grapefruit combo, the juice bursts from the citrus pearls when bitten into. The rind of the finger lime can become very dark and appear bruised, this is normal. If your winter temperatures drop consistently below 40 degrees, plant your tree in a container that can easily be brought outside in the summer months and inside in the winter. Because we've meticulously grown this unique citrus for months ahead of time, you get a well-rooted, healthier variety delivered directly to your door. Prized by chefs worldwide, the Australian Finger Lime makes an exciting addition to any citrus collection. Entry Size Trees are from 12-18 months old and are 12"-18" tall. Whether it's Finger Lime ice cream, oysters with Finger Lime caviar, or even a Finger Lime gin fizz, if you're a citrus fan, the Finger Lime Tree will point you in the right direction. Premium Size Trees are from 24-36 months old and the closest to bearing fruit. 3. Entry sized trees are shipped in a 4" x 9.5" nursery tree pot. Your input is very much appreciated. Slice one open and watch the pulp flow out from the rugged skin that protects it. The sovereign garnish. Planting in the Fall Brings Healthier, Better-Developed Roots that Deliver Explosive Growth for Your Landscape Next Spring! This compact, bush-like tree works well in a variety of locations and produces delicious, one-of-a-kind fruit with flavorful crystals. Our Citrus selections come in two container size options. The sizing will range depending on the time of the season. I am looking forward to its growth and hopeful for a nice little crop. We do not ship any items to the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico or to API/APO addresses, or to other countries at this time. Provide 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day. The best part? The tough climate conditions of the Australian coastal regions where Finger Limes were first grown make it suitable for a diversity of planting locations with little care or maintenance.