Lime Plant - Caviar Lime

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant

KC5364

£39.99
  • Very interesting edible fruit shaped like fingers that contain tangy 'caviar' in a range of colours
  • Used mainly for cooking as the caviar has a fresh lime flavour
  • Self-fertile
  • Delivered height 50-60cm
Despatch

Origin: Australasia. The Latin name 'Citrus australasica' gives away the origins of this, one of a group of citrus plants native only to Australiasia and now being increasingly marketed down under as 'gourmet bush tucker'. Also known as the caviar lime, the finger sized fruits break open to release tiny citrus bombs that burst on the tongue. Rarely found in this country as fruit and even more rarely found as plants, with a flavour somewhere between a lime and a grapefruit, finger limes are increasingly being talked about in U.S. foodies circles as the new food delicacy. Protect from frost. Mature height 1-1.5m (3'3"-5'). Self-fertile. Supplied in a 3 litre pot.

Caring for your Citrus

Given the huge range of temperature fluctuations between regions of the UK, please see our recommendations to care for your citrus.

In the more balmy south, we can grow Citrus outside all year round albeit that we drop fleece type covers over the plants in the harshest conditions. (Nights that show temps. of below about -3) Even then we can lose some leaf in early spring and the tree will stay like that until Mid-June when the new leaf starts pushing hard.

For the rest of the UK whilst citrus can withstand short drops in temperature to below -3, prolonged drops will affect the plant and cause some defoliation. Our recommendation for citrus must always be that whenever the temperature is regularly above +4 then the plants should be placed outside but sheltered from the cold winds. If temperatures go below that, then they should be brought into a protected environment, but that does not mean the home where the humidity is far too low and will cause even worse damage than frosting. We recommend a shed or barn that has windows to let in sunlight, which is the most vital thing. An unheated greenhouse is perfect of course but in very low temperatures a layer or two of fleece will be valuable. Its worth remembering that unless the greenhouse is double glazed, then a wooden shed is very much more frost-free.

Citrus continues to grow at anything above +7c and below that they sit dormant but the fruits continue to ripen!

Order Despatch

Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.

Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.

Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.

Delivery Charge

Standard Charge

Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.

All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.

If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.

Live Plants

Dobies wants to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.

Non Standard Deliveries

Unfortunately like many companies in our industry we are currently only able to supply orders to UK based customers, excluding those in Northern Ireland. We are committed to finding a way that we can resume or normal services again as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvience caused.

Very Large items

If ordering any large items marked large lorry items  a surcharge of £5 per item will be applied. These items are also not available to areas and postcodes shown under non standard deliveries. We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact number with all orders.

Prices include VAT where applicable.

We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary and are happy to quote for carriage of specific products to more remote areas. Some items may not be available to all areas.

We reserve the right to revise any carriage charges in the event of carrier price increase or other unforeseen circumstances. We will always advise of the carriage charge before payment is taken.

All Dobies products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.