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Any opinions on these citrus varieties)?

Posted by bonechickchris 7A/6B NJ 08731 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 1, 12 at 19:59

Hi there,

Although I do not post much, I frequently read posts in this forum. I usally try to find my info in older posts so I do not make the people helping with their info have to answer posts multiple times on the same subject.

However, there are a few varieties of citrus that I have been unable to find little or any info on here. So I was wondering if any of you have had experience with any of the following citrus varieties, and if you liked it, hated it, just ok, easy or hard to grow, etc.

Tahitian Orange (Citrus x limonia Otaheite)
Sweet Lemon (Citrus ujukitsu)
Palestine Sweet Lime (Citrus aurantifolia hybrid)

I have seen info about this one with mixed reviews, so I thought i would mention it
Citrus Limequat (Citrus x floridana)

Thank you much! Christy


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RE: Any opinions on these citrus varieties)?

I have a Palestine Lime, and not a fan. It tastes a lot like watered down lemonade. If you're from the Middle East, you'll have a different opinion than I do, being an American and liking my citrus with a nice rich combination of sweet and sour.

Patty S.


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Agree with Patty on Palestine Lime, I had one but tossed it because of the lack of taste. Its got no acid and its not very sweet either, just kind of watery and bland.

A friend from Texas sent me a few ujukitsu fruit last year and they are good. Sweet, large, lemonade tasting with a tiny grapefruit aroma, probably very nice looking tree with large yellow fruit when ripe.

You cant go wrong with Limequat. Fruit is abundant, trees are always blooming/fruiting. Fruit is moderately useful though, they tend to be small. Keep this one in a container or you will be overwhelmed with fruit. Some consider this a good choice as a key lime substitute if your climate is on the cool side.


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I grabbed some Sweet Limes from Balduccis and they were very tasty. I planted one seedling and it is doing well though it grows slowly.


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thanks for the info so far. i think I will stray away from the palestine lime.
Limequat sounds really good since it tollerates a cooler environment.
Ever heard of th tahitain Orange though? It is suppose to be more like a sweet lime, even though it is orange.
thanks for the info!christy


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  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 4, 12 at 22:06

Just curious if folks are using sweet limes when they are yellow ripe. I don't grow them myself, but have bought them from a local grower and found them to be very good.


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