Technically not a lime, but it has similar uses and flavours.
It originates from East Asia (Japan, China, and Korea) and has a tart flavour reminiscent of a grapefruit, but with manderine overtones. Often used in cooking and for garnishes.
More cold tolerant than most citrus so can be grown in colder areas of the country.
Flame - Trifoliata rootstock
Disease resistant rootstock that helps keep your tree happy and healthy.
Allows the tree to grow approximately 2.5-3m.
All Citrus Trees are Self Fertile
Best grown in full sun in free draining soil rich in organic matter.
Fruit trees need at least 6 hours full sun.
Dig a hole that is at least twice as deep and twice as wide as the pot that your tree came in. In heavier soils digging a slightly deeper hole is recommended.
Backfill your hole and mix in compost, sheep pellets, and add either Kings Slow Release Fruit and Citrus Fertiliser or Nature’s Organic Fertiliser.
In heavier soils break up the sides of your hole as you backfill as smooth sides to the hole can cause it to act like a bucket and fill up with water. Plant the tree level with the ground, or in heavier soils, into a slight mound to improve drainage.
Use Kings Slow Release Fruit and Citrus Fertiliser. For a natural option feed with Sheep Pellets and Ocean Grow.