8 yr. old Key Lime on Georgia coast

wilmington_islander(9A/Sunset 28)February 15, 2011

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.

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You should consider the Tavares limequat. The fruit is much bigger than Lakeland and equal to an indio mandarinquat. The flavor is complex.

Here is a link that might be useful: mrtexas

    Bookmark   February 17, 2011 at 11:51PM
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This guy sent me 25# of Tavares limequats. This was my first experience with the fruit and I am impressed. Makes excellent marmalade.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tavares

    Bookmark   February 17, 2011 at 11:58PM
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