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Mexican Limes on Tree
Mexican Lime Trees
Lime Mexican

Mexican Lime

Citrus aurantifolia

  • A great landscape tree!
  • Allow to grow free form, too much pruning effects bloom cycles
  • Loves the heat
Full Sun
Hardiness Zones:
10 - 11
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Growing from Coastal Southern California and into the Southwestern Desert the Mexican Lime is highly sought after for its perfect fruit. Drinks, deserts, seasoning, garnish, green friendly cleaners and more are a just a few reasons why the Mexican Lime is so popular. This lime while its tiny stature is robust in perfect lime flavor and extremely juicy as well. This Lime has many other monikers it goes by including, Key Lime, Bartender's Lime, West Indian Lime, just to name a few but these are all the same Citrus aurantifolia 'Mexican'.

Flowers begin to open in late winter and early spring filling the air with that beautiful citrus smell, after the blooming cycle little green pea sized fruit will begin to set on the tree. The Mexican Lime can be harvested from a light green color till they turn yellow on the tree, giving these a long hang time meaning you can get more use out of your produce. The fact that these trees can be somewhat ever-bearing means your never far from fresh limes straight from the source.

Moon Valley Nurseries has been growing all of our own citrus for decades and have developed custom root stock that is guaranteed to produce excellent tasting fruit and plentiful harvest. Rootstock for citrus trees is extremely important as they can be grafted with nearly anything and many growers will use inferior rootstocks so the trees will grow faster. Moon Valley Nurseries takes no short cuts! We only grow trees from our most premium specimens so you are always guaranteed to get the best tasting fruit.

  • GREAT TASTING FRUIT- CAN PRODUCE YEAR ROUND!
  • GREAT FOR COOKING AND IN COCKTAILS!
  • WORKS IN ALL LANDSCAPE STYLES
  • DROUGHT TOLERANT
  • GUARANTEED GREAT ROOTSTOCK!

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.

Spring

1

Time per week

Summer

2-3

Times per week

Fall

1

Time per week

Winter

1

Time per week

Reviews

Pinkypie

Thank you. It was cery helpful i was about to clip off the little limes because i didn't think they should be there year around. I just planted it a few weeks ago

10/1/2023

Brian C

Had this lime planted with a couple other citrus trees from Moon Valley Nurseries. This thing grows more limes then we know what to do with, but we've managed pretty well with some margaritas and cold brews. The wifes made some great tasting deserts using these as well as using them for cooking different things. These are some nice trees, even providing some nice shade on our window in the backyard.

6/3/2020

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