A typical photograph of the Mexican or Key Lime grown in Tecoman, Colima, Mexico
Flower in January from a 6-year old Key Lime tree in Rockledge, Florida (Zone 10a).
Photo, taken in January of a golf-ball size, semi-ripe Key Lime hanging from a tree in Rockledge, Florida (Zone 10a).
Photo, taken in January of a golf-ball size Key Lime hanging from a tree in Rockledge, Florida (Zone 10a).
4 Key Limes in 4 different stages of ripeness and sizes are photographed in january against a coin with 1 inch in diameter.
Upper left = Persian Lime; Upper right = Key Lime; Lower left = Eureka Lemon; Lower right = Meyer Lemon. A coin with an inch diameter is shown for comparison purposes.
One of many lime blooms in February ... (San Antonio. Tx.)
Photo taken in February of two Persian Limes with one ripe Key Lime. Fruits picked from trees in Merritt Island, Florida 32953 (Zone 10a).Coin for comparison is 1 inch in diameter.
Bloom with fruit.
Key limes at different stages of maturity. Because the tree blooms at different times, one is assured of having ripe limes throughout the year. Shown at the first of April.(San Antonio, Tx.)
Seedling of the Key Lime
The first buds, Late winter/early spring, Early February, zone 9a/9b.
Leaves, blossoms, buds, Spring, mid March, zone 9a/9b.
Magnified view of buds & flowers, Springtime, mid March, zone 9a/9b.
fruit is a bit larger than golf-ball size. z 9b central CA
New foliage is somewhat striped
small tree w/ fruit to the right of the brugmanisa. growing in a shady area z9 central CA
Detail of ripe fruit. Dec 14. z9b CA
Small tree with ripe fruit. Dec 14. z9b CA
One among many tiny limes on tree on 8/1/08
winter flower, southern California
baby key lime
12' Key Lime (Citrus aurantiifolia)