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?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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

    Bookmark   December 5, 2007 at 9:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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

    Bookmark   December 6, 2007 at 1:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
orchidguyftl(z11 FTL FL)

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
My Cuban Shaddock tree
The previous owner had an unknown dwarf citrus that...
BarbJP CA 15-16/9B
Please share recents pic of your potted citrus with us.
Here is just a few of miine larger and smaller ones.. I...
Help! I think my 2 yr old lemon tree is in shock!
This plant was doing fine until I trimmed off a huge...
Fertilising in Gritty mix
Hello everyone, OK, this may be a really basic question,...
Why is my orange growing so wrinkly
The new growth on my orange tree is all light green...
Sponsored Products
Turner Leather Chair - Brighton Lemon Grass Yellow
Joybird Furniture
Suzi Satin Nickel Six-Light Mini Pendant with Honey Glass
Lemon Twist Ovo Table Lamp
$99.99 | Lamps Plus
Eastern Jungle Gym Jumbo Telescope - CTEL
$26.99 | Hayneedle
Black Edge Bedroom Tiffany Two Light Floor Lamp
angelo:HOME Bradstreet Damask Yellow/ Cream Armless Chair
Stickbulb | 8 Foot Linear Pendant
New Mesa Collection Medallion Kazak 11x14 Hand Knotted Red/Ivory Wool Rug H3659
BH Sun Inc
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™