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Does anybody know of any good sources to purchase a Kaffir Lime Tree. I have bought a few online but they only had one branch and a few leaves. I use the leaves for my Asian cooking. Very Hard to find fresh leaves and I prefer a tree so I can cook with fresh leaves. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
That is a good recommendation. i would like to keep adding on and getting a Meyer Lemon tree intrigues me... so perhaps waiting until early next year would be better..Thanks! Unfortunately I could not wait on the Kaffir(ha) . Meyerlemontree is shipping it to me this next Monday. They said it would grow well Indoors and I could supplement with a grow light during the winter if needed.
By the way, does anyone have suggestions on getting potted Kaffir limes to bear fruit? Mine are young, but I know lots of people with *huge* potted Kaffirs, none of which have ever so much as flowered.
actually I forget to fertilize it :(. It does not like cold weather. In my zone, I leave it in a container on a patio and it is fine in winter. I can't put in the ground due to our mild/cold winters. In your zone, I would take it inside. If it has light and warmth, then you will see some growth.
Thanks for the idea to remove the blossoms/fruit. Makes sense that removing them allows the tree to use its energy in growing its branches/leaves. I have no use for the fruit ... so that is a great idea!!!!
I have already brought my tree indoors here in Middle Tenn. I do not want to take the chance of it being exposed to freezing temps.
I am on vacation and we ate at a thai restaurant. It was very authentic with fresh basil as well as kafir lemon leaves. DH ate the kafir leaf.
i had never had kafir leaf before and it was not bad.
Anyway we talked to the owner and she told us where to buy the plant. We bought 2 at an Asian grocery store. We also bought lemon grass plant one plant must be 2 feet and the 2nd one is about the same size. I was able to negotiate the 2 for $25.00. I looked online and are quite pricey so I am very excited about the purchase.