Mexican lime "Key Lime" (CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA)

Citrus Aurantifolia, also known as key lime or Mexican lime, is a citrus fruit valued for its small, juicy, and tart green fruits. This variety of lime is widely used in cooking and beverages for its refreshing flavor.

Size : 3 gallons

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Key Features

Citrus Aurantifolia is distinguished by the following features:

  • Small Green Fruits: Key limes are small, round, and bright green. Their flesh is juicy, and their flavor is tangy and aromatic.
  • Evergreen Tree: It is an evergreen tree that produces fruits throughout the year, providing a constant source of key limes.
  • Varied Uses: Key limes are an essential ingredient in many world cuisines, used in beverages, marinades, desserts, and more.

Growth Conditions

To successfully grow Citrus Aurantifolia, consider the following conditions:

  • Sun Exposure: Place the tree in a sunny location where it can receive direct sunlight.
  • Well-Drained Soil: Ensure the soil is well-drained to prevent root rot. Slightly acidic soil is ideal.
  • Regular Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, avoiding it becoming waterlogged.


Citrus Aurantifolia has many uses in cooking and beyond:

  • Cooking: Key limes are a key ingredient in dishes from various cuisines, adding freshness and flavor to recipes.
  • Beverages: They are widely used in making beverages such as cocktails, limeades, and iced teas.
  • Aromas: The essential oil extracted from key limes is used in perfumery and aromatherapy.

Citrus Aurantifolia is a versatile citrus fruit that adds a refreshing tanginess to many culinary preparations and beverages. Cultivate this tree in your garden to enjoy key limes all year round.

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