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8 yr. old Key Lime on Georgia coast

Posted by wilmington_islander 9A/Sunset 28 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 15, 11 at 15:16

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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RE: 8 yr. old Key Lime on Georgia coast

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


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

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