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What kind of limes trees?

Posted by ladyrenee30 none (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 28, 14 at 15:42

I have two lime trees that I have had for over six years. I have never been able to figure out what kind of limes they were. They both have different type of leaves witch make me believe that they are two different kinds of limes. The first lime was given to me and I do not know how old it is, but was large when I received it. The second lime tree was bought from a local Wal-mart and I did not keep any information on it (being thirteen at the time). If anyone could help identify these I would appreciate it. (Also, if anyone could tell me how to get them blooming or how long I should wait for them to bloom, that would also be appreciated) -Haley

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RE: What kind of limes trees?

  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 29, 14 at 11:14

I think lime #2 is Citrus hystrix, Kaffir lime.

Here is a link that might be useful: Citrus hystrix, Kaffir lime

RE: What kind of limes trees?

  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 29, 14 at 11:36

P.S. Citrus trees are heavy feeders, so if you are not fertilizing your trees, that may be why they are not blooming. If you aren't feeding them currently, invest in a citrus tree fertilizer and feed per instructions.

RE: What kind of limes trees?

Thanks! I have been fertilizing, but having a fertilizer for citrus trees will probably help with my limes and also the lemons I have. Also thank you for the link. The leaves do have a similar shape, but maybe not so close because my lime tree is smaller. Thank you again:)

RE: What kind of limes trees?

This is a little off post buy i felt compelled to ask.
Why do limes cost so much? I bought ONE lime two months ago from the grocery store and I paid just under a dollar for it.
I'm not talking about a fancy store either, just a common variety grocery store.
If there was a market were I live for limes, it would almost pay to try and greenhouse grow them.

RE: What kind of limes trees?

Hi Haley,

I have been recently looking at my citrus tree's a lot and I think that #2 is "Rio Red" Blood Orange. #1 I don't think is a lime… and actually an Italian lemon… the new growth on my tree looks exactly like that.



RE: What kind of limes trees?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 30, 14 at 15:14

If the first one was raised from seed it won't necessarily belong to any particular clonal cultivar, except where a cultivar or other specific name is used for a seed strain or other assemblage larger than a clonal cultivar.

Leaves of small specimens will not really be adequate to narrow it down to particular kinds, you will be in a much better position to compare them with other citrus when they fruit.

RE: What kind of limes trees?

Ok, Thanks guys!

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