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Kaffir lime seeds

Posted by dghays Z10A FL Brevard (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 25, 09 at 12:26

I cut open a kaffir lime and didn't really see what I was sure were seeds, nothing like what you'd see in other citrus. Are they just quite small, or might I have been unlucky and gotten a seedless fruit? Or perhaps it was too young, it was about the size of a key lime, with a bump on it like a honeybell. I planted the flesh in case the little seeds were in there.

Gary


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RE: Kaffir lime seeds

Love your optimism!


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RE: Kaffir lime seeds

  • Posted by dghays Z10A FL Brevard (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 28, 09 at 8:27

Bump. Anyone?


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RE: Kaffir lime seeds

Gary, I found this information:

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing karffir from seed


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  • Posted by dghays Z10A FL Brevard (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 28, 09 at 16:26

Hey Wanda, I don't see anywhere in that link where they actually say how big the seeds are. That's what I need to know. Thanks -Gary


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here is a link to a picture.
The seeds are easy to see.

Here is a link that might be useful: kaffir lime


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gary, i have a few limes on my tree. they're really tasty little fruit. next time i pluck one, i'll check to see if there are any seeds. mine was grown from seed--mary gave it to me. it's a tough little tree. much more frost-tolerant than you might believe.


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  • Posted by dghays Z10A FL Brevard (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 29, 09 at 7:56

Well, I can now be sure that mine had no seeds, that's for sure.

Ill, if you get some seeds, I'd be very interested in getting some sent here. Can I email you my address?


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gary, of course. i'll pick one tonight and check it out. contact me thru gw.


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  • Posted by dghays Z10A FL Brevard (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 29, 09 at 16:57

Hey Ill, I may have found a source for a Kaffir tree. Where else but a Thai restaurant. Will let u know if I still need seeds!

Gary


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When you open up the fruit, you should see seed. The shape is flat and a little long. If you did not see, your fruit may not have seeds.


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I have on occassion seen kaffir limes at Lowes and HD. The SE Asian folks that I know, call them Macgrood limes and I have seen one tagged as that at Marie Selby.

john


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Good to know.


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