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|Positive ||neferset ||On Apr 9, 2012, neferset from Dandridge, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
I have this tree from Direct Garden.com. Since this information doesn't seem to be available anywhere, the Dwarf Lime from the Citrus Quartet is a Persian. I asked them. It arrived as a tiny green stemmed plant in a cup. The seller says it is a dwarf lime that rarely exceeds 2 feet tall, but four years later, mine is a five foot beauty that is still growing. No fruit yet, but it seems that this variety takes a little longer. I can wait a year or three or however many it needs. I am interested in knowing how large it will be since it is potted. It had no graft scars--being that small on arrival, how could it be grafted on dwarfing root stock--so I'm wondering if there can be a genetic dwarf version or if I will have to prune a lot.
|Positive ||hmbgerl ||On Jun 6, 2010, hmbgerl from Folsom, CA wrote:
No fruit grew from our tree the first year. Now we have about 15 tiny limes growing from our 3 foot tall tree (container grown).
|Positive ||mewhee ||On Jan 21, 2006, mewhee from Mission Viejo, CA wrote:
Our single dwarf Bearss Lime was very prolific this Fall/Winter (So. Cal coast.) Ripe fruit is yellow, not green. As an aside, try making lime bars instead of the traditional lemon bars - incredibly good !
|Positive ||jlway ||On Mar 14, 2004, jlway from La Canada Flintridge, CA wrote:
Acidity of fruit measured at pH 1.42, mid-March.
|Positive ||jkom51 ||On Dec 11, 2002, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
A variety of Persian/Tahitian lime, this is the best lime for zones 9-11 CA and HI. Tree is open when young but ages to dense round canopy. On dwarf rootstock is half-size (7-10' instead of 15-20'). Will drop leaves in winter, rather frost-sensitive. Fruit is light yellow when ripe, especially juicy. Main crop is winter to late spring, but some fruit will ripen all year. Like most citrus (with the exception of Meyer lemon) it is not particularly prolific when young, needing 5-7 years to reach maturity.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
East Hemet, California
Mission Viejo, California
San Ramon, California
Santa Clara, California
Cape Coral, Florida
Duck Key, Florida
Fort Pierce, Florida
Keystone Heights, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
West Des Moines, Iowa
La Porte, Texas
South Ogden, Utah