Citrus

Limes

 TAHITIAN LIME (Citrus latifolia)
   This is the most popular lime tree. The Tahitian produces delicious juicy seedless limes that are often picked small and green, when they are stronger in flavour. Alternatively they can be left to ripen on the tree to a light yellow colour, when they become their juiciest. The main harvest is late autumn to mid-winter, although they can bear a small summer crop. Limes are a great alternative to lemons in all forms of cooking and taste great in a beer. The tree is a medium grower with a lovely dense branching habit, making them ideal for the garden or a pot.  
 WEST INDIAN LIME (Citrus aurantifolia)
   Similar to the Tahitian lime, with a smaller stronger flavoured fruit, that also turns from green to a light yellow colour when fully ripe. A smaller growing tree than the Tahitian that is very susceptible to frosts when young. In frost prone areas, trees must be protected in winter for at least the first three years. Fruit intermittently through summer and autumn.  
 FINGER LIME (Citrus australasica)
   An Australian native which originated in the rainforest of Queensland. Produces an unusual finger shaped fruit that has individual vesicles inside that pop out when squeezed. Looks very similar to caviar. Has a strong limey taste. Great for drinks, used as a garnish or mixed through salads.

PINK ICE - Purplish to brown on thge outside with clear to pink vesicles on the inside. Fruits well with a great flavour.

TASTY GREEN - Greenish brown on the outside with clear to green vesicles. 
 
 KAFFIR LIME (Citrus hystrix)
   The Kaffir lime is predominately used for its unusual double lobed leaves. When chopped or crushed the leaf expels a wonderful aromatic citrus flavour that is used in many Asian dishes. The small knobbly fruit (looks like a small brain), has little juice and is only used for zesting. The tree is only small growing and is regularly pruned when you pick the leaves for cooking. Can be grown in a pot or in the garden. Be careful when purchasing a Kaffir Lime as there are a few different strains of kaffir lime sold throughout Australia, some with large thorns. Our superior strain has small thorns and a larger leaf that is a lot more aromatic.  
 RANGPUR LIME (Citrus limonia)
   
The Rangpur is often mistaken for a mandarin as is fruits look much closer to mandarins than limes. It is easily peeled and can be broken into segments like a mandarin, but it has a distinct strong acidic lime flavour. The tree is very vigorous and is sometimes used as a rootstock because of this strong growing trait. It is more cold tolerant than all the other limes. It produces an abundance of fruit from late autumn through to spring. If you can overlook a lime fruit being orange in colour, then this is a fantastic choice.
 
INDONESIAN LIME 
   The Indonesian lime is only a recent introduction to Australia and to our knowledge we at Engall’s are the only growers in Australia. The Indonesian lime is only a small growing tree with dense bushy light green foliage. The fruit are small (cumquat sized) and flat in shape turning from green to yellow when ripe, mainly in winter. The fruit is used in cooking, especially to marinate meats. Stock is limited and a pre order is often required.  

 

 

 

 

 

 



Engall's Expert Tip
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Engall's expert tip

Squeeze your abundant crop of limes into ice cube trays and freeze them for use in the off season.

Remove the fruit from your Kaffir lime to encourage more foliage growth.

 
GRAFTED CITRUS

 Engall's Nursery has been grafting citrus for over 65 years. By grafting citrus onto a rootstock, it produces a superior tree that is disease resistant and will grow in a broad range of soil types and climatic conditions. Grafted citrus produce the highest quality fruit from a young age. Don't be fooled by cheap imitations, always plant a grafted citrus. 
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