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limes turning yellow?

Posted by strawboss10 Zone 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 4, 07 at 23:04

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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RE: limes turning yellow?

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.

RE: limes turning yellow?

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!

RE: limes turning yellow?

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

RE: limes turning yellow?

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

RE: limes turning yellow?

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

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