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Lime Citrus x latifolia

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Description

Persian limes, also known as Tahiti limes, are a citrus fruit commonly found in grocery stores alongside lemons.  While the fruits are most often used green for their acidity, they ripen to a sweeter, more fragrant yellow fruit. 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Citrus
    Species:
    x latifolia
    Family:
    Rutaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    A berry with a thick, pithy rind. The flesh is segmented and the juice is contained in vesicles. The rind contains aromatic oils. While the ripe fruit is yellow, limes are commonly sold and used green for a more sour flavor.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No