Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Citrus trees are a very popular type of tree to plant for homeowners. The benefits of planting and growing your own citrus are plentiful, much like the yield you can get each season from your citrus tree. One of the most popular of varieties of citrus is the Lime tree.
The Lime trees pack a powerful punch for being a fruit that can be smaller than a golf ball, the Lime has quickly become one of the most sought after and important varieties of citrus used for flavoring cocktails, limeade, seafood, poultry, as well as steaks. The culinary uses of the Lime tree are ample and make this tree a perfect addition to any yard. The versatility of the Lime tree doesn't stop in the kitchen either. Lime trees essential oils are used for fragrance along with natural pesticides and herbicides as well. Moon Valley Nurseries has been growing the best citrus trees for over 20 years and continues to be the industry leader. We only grow the best varieties for our climates.
The best varieties for our area include: Mexican Lime (Key Lime) and Bearss Lime (Bar Lime, Tahitian Lime)
The Key Lime or Mexican Lime. This is a smaller lime that is very juicy and has many culinary and home uses. This type of lime tree is a very vigorous grower and is more of a tight and compact style of citrus tree. The Mexican Lime has very fragrant flowers and foliage in early spring with ripening fruit summer through fall.
The Bearss Lime is another great choice. Bearss limes are larger in size and can be nearly seedless and seedless in some cases. This is a vigorously growing medium sized citrus tree that is extremely easy to grow in our region. The Bearss Lime has many home uses and culinary uses as well. These citrus trees bloom in late winter to early spring and have ripe ready to eat fruit come late Summer into Fall.
Allow one of our expert trained nursery pros at Moon Valley Nurseries help you select the best variety tree for your yard!
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Allow to grow free form, too much pruning effects bloom cycles
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