8 yr. old Key Lime on Georgia coast
finally gave up the ghost this winter. However, I had more key limes than I could use for the first 5-6 yrs....but the last two winters have done it in. I am going to replace it with a Lakeland Limequat...finally tasted them in JAX last week. I knew I would be going by Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery so I brought a key lime from home, and bought a persian lime for a taste test. IMO the results:
1. Key Lime ( nothing beats this for a lime...sour, complex, robust.)
2. Lakeland Limequat (I was surprised at the fruit quality! Very similar to a key lime
3/ Persian Lime ( still a bit astringent for me)
ALl in all, I'd rather have the limequat than the persian lime.