|Citrus australasica sanguinea
ℹ Blast into culinary outer space with the out of this world Red Finger Patio Lime Tree! The caviar of citrus! These trees yield a rare and extraordinary citrus, delivering an unparalleled flavor experience, and visually stunning, bright red elongated fruit that conceal a true treasure within! Caviar like, juicy pink citrus pearls! Unlock the potential of these citrus gems in your kitchen, as they infuse your culinary creations with bursts of delicious citrus flavor, turning every dish into a dining delicacy like no other! The creative possibilities are endless with these morsels of goodness! Native to Australia and naturally occurring, Red Finger limes, historically foraged in the wild, are fast gaining popularity as a patio tree easily grown in a pot and moved indoors for winter! These exquisite fruits are steadily gaining global recognition among chefs, as these hard to come by gems are prized for their circular, crisp pearls, tangy flavor, and vibrant coloring! Ideal for both raw and cooked applications, they shine as garnishes over tacos, salads, and seafood. The pearls add a unique touch to desserts like cheesecake and cocktails such as mojitos. Versatile and coveted, Red Finger limes complement watermelon, avocado, seafood, and more! To successfully cultivate this botanical rarity in Canada, they are easily grown in pots, which are moved indoors before frost and placed outdoors during the growing season on a sun drenched patio, balcony or deck. Adequate sunlight, well draining soil, and proper fertilization will ensure you get to reap a continued successful harvest. Harvesting time for finger limes is fairly flexible. Finger Limes harvested early will have a higher acid content compared to lemons that are allowed to ripen longer on the tree. The bold red color of the fruit is the best indicator for harvest. With 2 main flushes of blooms in spring and fall as well as varying ripening times for each fruit this tree typically produces fruit year round, with peak fruiting occurring during the warmer months, allowing staggered picking through out the year. Note: the exact fruiting pattern may vary based on growing conditions and care.