Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Finger Lime Project

 Overhead view of finger lime tree

Immature fruit and blossoms

The finger lime tree

 Ripening nicely, June 10, 2012

New fruit, June 17, 2012

New fruit have set! June 23, 2012

 Slowly but surely, the ripening process continues.

The Finger Lime Project

I've been experimenting a bit with citrus the last couple of years, with a particular emphasis on exotic or unusual varieties. This is an Australian Finger Lime tree that is bearing fruit this season. I have a number of grafted finger limes (not pictured) that aren't doing too well. 

It's the last week in June (2012) and it looks like it's simply a matter of waiting until the finger limes ripen until they are harvested. I can hardly wait! The tree has been watered weekly and fertilized every 7-10 days with an liquid organic fertilizer diluted to half strength.