Lime - Kaffir
Description: Grown mainly for its leaves, which are ideal for flavouring a range of dishes, the Kaffir Lime is a low, evergreen shrub. The fruit when ripe has a thick yellowish green rind with sour flesh which is slightly bitter.
Position: Plant in a sunny position with well drained soil and sheltered from strong winds.
Watering: Moderate water requirement.
Care: Water during the warmer months, especially when fruits are forming. In containers water every three to four days, more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk. Fertilise in Spring and late Summer - early Autumn with a fertilizer high in nitrogen but do not allow to touch the trunk. Prune in late Spring, removing inside weak growth and to shape the tree.
Planting: Add organic matter to the soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from the container and place in the hole so the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly, and water in well, even if the soil is moist. If planting in a container, use a premium potting mix. The container should be a minimum size of 60cm x 60cm.
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