Finger Lime Pink Ice
$35.00 – $130.00CODE:
Citrus australasica Finger Lime ‘Pink Ice’
Highly sought after by restaurants, this native bushfood is a must for any keen gardener.
An evergreen tree with small rounded deep green foliage with stems which bare thorns. Pale white-pink flowers appear in late Summer and autumn, followed by elongated green-burgundy fruits with soft pink pearl-like flesh. Native Lime fruit will begin to ripen, but not entirely on the tree, throughout the Winter season and early Spring. Once picked leave for 5-10 days as the fruit will then fully ripen. The pulp is a soft pink with an intensely sweet flavour with a tanginess.
All Citrus will take up to 3 years to produce a harvestable crop. It isn’t uncommon in the first 12-18 months for the fruit to form on the tree and undersize or lack flavour. In the first 12 months the tree will be establishing its roots into the soil, the second year you should be establishing the tree’s framework and then in the third year, they should begin to crop. Uneven weather conditions can also affect the fruiting times, crops and yield.
Position: Full sun
*Slow growing and will take several years to reach mature height.
Use in general landscaping.
Planted into large pots or containers