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Red Finger LimeMicrocitrus australasica

  • Red Finger Lime

    Red Finger Lime

  • Red Finger Lime

    Red Finger Lime

  • Red Finger Lime

    Red Finger Lime

  • Red Finger Lime

    Red Finger Lime

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Red Finger LimeMicrocitrus australasica

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Fruit Trees & Bushes

Unique citrus plant with fruity, tangy flavor – nicknamed “caviar of fruit” 

  • Fragrant fruit with deep green exterior and pink/red “pearls” inside 
  • Tolerant to shade and easy to grow 
  • Resistant to diseases and pests
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Easy-to-Grow Citrus Fruit with Tangy, Sweet “Pearls!”

Known as the “caviar of fruit,” the Red Finger Lime gives you tangy, fresh fruit with bursting pink “pearls” full of sweet flavor. Plus, this variety is low-maintenance and withstand pests and diseases, making it easy for anyone to grow!

These fruits have a taste like lime, lemon, and grapefruit combined so you get tons of citrusy flavor in one self-fertile bush! Also, this fruit is packed with nutrients for healthy snacks the whole family will love. Plant this in your very own fruit orchard, garden, or grove.

Red Finger Limes are not only shade-tolerant and resistant to diseases and pests, but they also require little maintenance and care. Not to mention, these fruits have a delectable fragrance that will instantly turn your yard or garden into an aromatic oasis!

Garnish your food or add a “boba” alternative to your desserts with this unique fruit. Order your very own Red Finger Lime Bush today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting:  Choose a location where your bush is going to get plenty of sunlight (6 to 8 hours per day is best). They can tolerate some shade but thrive in full sun. Potted plants do enjoy a daily misting for humidity but placing a tray with rocks filled with water under the plant will feed humidity to the bush as the water evaporates.

If your winter temperatures drop consistently below 40 degrees, plant your bush in a container that can easily be brought outside in the summer months and inside in the winter. A planter with built-in casters is a good choice so it can easily be moved. Choose a pot slightly larger than what it was shipped in that has plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil, preferably recommended for acid-loving citrus plants.

Then, fill your pot with soil, place your bush, and backfill the rest of the soil. Finally, water to settle the roots.

2. Watering:  After watering, generally about once or twice weekly, allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Mulching can help retain the soil moisture and also combat competing grasses/weeds. When you water, stop once you see it escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.

3. Fertilizing: Feed your bush during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus specific fertilizer once every six weeks, such as the one included in our Citrus Care Kit. During the fall and winter, ease back to fertilizing once every 2 to 3 months. Once the bush has matured a bit and has got a few years on it, you can skip the cold season fertilization. Make sure to follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag.

4. Pruning: Make 45-degree angle cuts to remove dead or crossing limbs and also to thin out the bush to allow more light to flow between the branches. After the bush fruits, remove any dead wood and ventilate the center of the bush, and remove suckers as they grow from the base.

5. Pollination: Red Finger Limes are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Red Finger Lime will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $49 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 6-20 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Harvest Time: May-June
Botanical Name: Microcitrus australasica
Does Not Ship To: AL,AZ,CA,FL,GA,LA,OR,TX
Grows Well In Zones: 3-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 3-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

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