Finger lime

Citrus australasica, (the Australian finger lime), is believed to be up to 18 million years old. It’s a thorny under storey shrub or small tree of lowland subtropical rainforest in the coastal border region of Queensland and New South Wales.

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Growing finger limes

Finger limes grow well in either the ground or a large container and can be treated in much the same manner that you would treat traditional lemons, limes and other citrus. This means positioning them in a sunny or lightly shaded spot where it’s protected from heavy frost and strong winds. As an understory plant they can handle more shade than regular citrus but will produce less fruit.

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Gourmet bush food

The finger lime has been popularised as a gourmet bushfood. The globular juice vesicles (also known as pearls) have been likened to a “lime caviar”. They are best used fresh – try adding some zingy flavour to a gin & tonic or on top of avocado, or with seafood…

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