Finger Limes - Citrus Australasica (Plant)

Sale price$42.00

Size: 140mm

Pickup available at 40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Usually ready in 2-4 days

Finger Limes - Citrus Australasica (Plant)

Finger Limes - Citrus Australasica (Plant)


40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

40 Myoora Road
Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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Imagine biting into a citrus fruit that explodes with tiny, juicy pearls instead of the usual segments. That's the unique experience of Finger Limes, also known as Citrus Caviar, a native Australian treat taking the culinary world by storm. This fruit offers a burst of flavor, stunning visuals, and surprising versatility, making it a must-try for adventurous foodies and garden enthusiasts alike.

Origins and Description:

    • Native: Hailing from the sub-tropical rainforests of Australia, particularly New South Wales, Finger Limes grow on thorny shrubs or small trees. Their elongated, finger-like shape (hence the name) comes in a range of vibrant colors, including green, pink, purple, and yellow.
    • Flavor: Unlike standard citrus fruits, the real magic lies within. Instead of flesh, the interior is filled with countless, translucent vesicles resembling caviar, each bursting with a unique tart, citrusy flavor. The specific taste varies depending on the variety, ranging from limey and zesty to grapefruit-like and slightly sweet.

Culinary Delights:

    • Unique Ingredient: Forget squeezing! Finger Limes are best enjoyed by gently squeezing the fruit, releasing the flavorful pearls onto your dish. Their vibrant colors and unique texture add a touch of elegance and excitement to any culinary creation.
    • Versatility: The possibilities are endless! Use them fresh to elevate seafood dishes like crudo, oysters, and sushi, or add a twist to cocktails and desserts. Finger Limes also shine in sauces, salads, dips, and even olive oil infusions. Their acidity and delicate citrus notes provide a flavor explosion in every bite.
    • Health Benefits: Packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, Finger Limes offer a delicious way to boost your health. They're also low in calories and fat, making them a guilt-free indulgence.

Growing Your Own:

    • Warm Climates: If you live in a warm, temperate to subtropical climate, consider growing your own Finger Limes! These slow-growing trees require well-drained soil and full sun exposure. Be patient; it might take several years for them to fruit.
    • Container Gardening: Even without a garden, you can enjoy Finger Limes! Dwarf varieties thrive in large pots, allowing you to grow your own citrus caviar on your balcony or patio.

Additional Notes:

    • Seasonality: The peak season for Finger Limes is typically between May and September in Australia. However, their growing popularity means they're becoming increasingly available worldwide throughout the year.
    • Selection: When choosing Finger Limes, look for fruits with firm skin and vibrant colors. They should feel slightly heavy for their size, indicating well-filled vesicles.
    • Exploration: With numerous varieties available, each with its own distinct flavor profile, there's a Finger Lime waiting to be discovered for every palate.

Experience the unique taste and visual appeal of Finger Limes. Whether you enjoy them fresh from the fruit, incorporate them into culinary creations, or grow your own, this little citrus gem is sure to add a touch of excitement to your world!