Famiglia: Limette – Citrus Aurantifolia
Nome botanico in latino: C. aurantifolia “Messicana”
Disponibile mezzo fusto o cespuglio
Vaso di diametro 20 o 22 cm
€ 35,00 – € 50,00
Originally from the East Indies, the lime was probably introduced in Italy but the Crusaders or Arabs around the 12th century. The Mexican lime is the main lime cultivar, and the name derives from the fact that is its most widely grown in Mexico. The tree is small, with irregular, thorny branches, small, elliptic-oval leaves, and small white flowers. The small, oval fruit has a slightly pronounced nipple and yellow-green rind when ripe, with greenish, very juicy flesh. The Mexican lime is sensitive to the cold, and is difficult to grow even in Sicily. In colder climates leaf and fruit-dropping can be avoided by keeping a tropical temperature inside the greenhouse. If this is not possible in winter, the tree will however start to produce foliage again in the spring, flowering and bearing fruit even on the older branches.
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