limes turning yellow?

strawboss10December 4, 2007

I bougt a potted Lime tree last summer which was labeled only lime.

It has a dozen or so limes golf ball size which are starting to turn yellow. Is this really a lime tree and will they turn back green or do I have something else?

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abekhoury(z8A Ga)

What you probably have is a key lime also known as a Mexican lime. It is normal for them to turn yellow as they ripen. Another possibility is that it is a lime kumquat hybrid called a limequat.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2007 at 12:28AM
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softmentor(z9/sunset13 CA desert)

sounds right abekhoury
Try pinching a leaf. If it smells like lime, it's lime.
Sounds like time to start picking those limes and enjoying the fruit of your growing labors!

    Bookmark   December 5, 2007 at 5:01AM
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tsmith2579(7B)

Strawboss, sounds like it's time for a gin and tonic with a squeeze of Key lime.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2007 at 9:16PM
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strawboss10

Well I picked one and tried it. It's definately gin and tonic time!

    Bookmark   December 6, 2007 at 1:26PM
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orchidguyftl(z11 FTL FL)

yup
sounds like key lime
have one here
a lot of growers pick them green
but they are actually ripe when yellow

    Bookmark   December 10, 2007 at 12:50AM
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