Persian limes ripen individually and are harvested by hand as the fruits mature throughout the year, however most ripen from early summer through fall.
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Persian Lime Overview
An attractive medium-sized tree worthy of admiration even without fruits, the Persian lime tree is a great addition to any subtropical garden bearing its highly commercialized fruit. It' is an ornamental tree and its fruit is used in the culinary and medicinal applications. No backyard orchard in subtropical and tropical climates is complete without this prolific-bearing and long-lived Persian seedless lime tree.
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Persian Lime Companion Plants
How to propagate Persian Lime
Air-layer by wrapping a prepared stem with sphagnum moss and enclosing the hole with polythene to encourage root formation.
Special features of Persian Lime
Somewhat drought tolerant once established, but must have regular water for good fruit production.
Attracts useful insects
Insects such as bees and butterflies.
Plant can be planted in large containers, given sufficient drainage holes.
Space plants close together to grow into an evergreen hedge.
Flowers are white, tinged with purple.
Other uses of Persian Lime
The fruit serves as an antibiotic agent, it strengthens the immune system, promotes anti-inflammatory activity, great for eye-health.
Used occasionally as a fresh fruit, but generally served as an accompaniment to salads, avocados, or Asian dishes. It is often processed into juice, for use in lemonade and other non-alcoholic beverages, and dried.