Lime - Kaffir Dwarf 250mm Pot Lime - Kaffir Dwarf 250mm Pot
Lime - Kaffir Dwarf 250mm PotLime - Kaffir Dwarf 250mm Pot

Lime - Kaffir Dwarf 250mm Pot

Product Code : 9883201692349_1

Lime - Kaffir Dwarf 250mm Pot

Citrus hystrix

Description of plant at maturity:
Popularity: The Kaffir Lime is extremely popular in Asian cuisine. The skin is ideal for zesting and the leaves are highly aromatic.

Fruit: The fruit is small, with thick, bumpy skin. The fruit is almost inedible, but the zest has great flavour that is ideal for flavouring hot dishes, drinks and desserts.

Tree: The Kaffir lime tree is extremely thorny and grown primarily for its aromatic leaves. It must be protected from heavy winds and frost.

Main Harvest: The Kaffir lime will produce its main crop in Summer.

Most commonly used in South-East Asian cuisine, but also suitable zest for fresh drinks and desserts.

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.

Watering: Moderate water requirement.

Position: Plant in a sunny position with well drained soil and sheltered from strong winds.

Height: 2-3m

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