Mexican Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Citrus aurantifolia 'Mexican'
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!