size of thorns on a Kaffir Lime Tree
I was wondering about the size of the thorns on a Kaffir Lime Tree.
Here is the website that I found about the thorn:
I just can't figure out if the tree is a mature tree or if it is a certain type of tree. I just purchase a Lisbon lemon tree (I think it's one year old) and the thorn are quite large (about 1 inch or so) on this little tree. So that is why I was thinking the Kaffir lime thorns should be the same on the 5 gallon pot. When I recently was looking at Lowes, Home Depot and OSH, I couldn't find the plant with large thorns. I know for my kaffir lime tree from Four Winds, the thorns are very small. From what I remember, my mom's tree had very large thorn.
Then I came across this website: http://www.engalls.com.au/Citrus/Limes/tabid/57/Default.aspx
They said, "Be careful when purchasing a Kaffir Lime as there are a few different strains of kaffir lime sold throughout Australia, some with large thorns. Our superior strain has small thorns and a larger leaf that is a lot more aromatic."
So are there different types of Kaffir Lime Trees?
From what I can find online, picture of tree from Thailand/Asia, their trees seem to have large thorns. Now I am very confuse as to what type of tree is best. The one with large thorn or the one with small thorns. Does anyone know?
Since I can find the tree with small thorns, I am interested in finding the large thorn tree. I would like to try to purchase it locally before I purchasing it online. If you know anywhere I can find the Kaffir Lime tree with large thorns, please let me know, send me a message through my page. Thanks.