The Key Lime, also known as Mexican lime and West Indian lime, is a citrus fruit used by bartenders, bakers, and home chefs in tropical regions. Key Lime is smaller than the Persian Lime - the sour fruit is small in size but not in flavor.
"Key Lime trees are moderately-sized and bushy, almost shrub-like, and the leaves are distinctively aromatic when crushed. Some selections are quite thorny, while other selections are thornless. Mexican lime trees are sensitive to cold."
"The blossoms are pure white and fragrant. The fruits are small, approximately one and one-half inches in diameter, and almost round, with a thin, smooth, greenish-yellow rind at maturity that is especially fragrant. The flesh is greenish-yellow, seedy, and highly acidic, with a fine texture. Once Mexican limes reach full maturity, usually in autumn to early winter, they drop from the tree." - According to UCR
- 3 Gallon pot (grown from seeds)
- 7 Gallon pot