Red Fingerlime (Microcitrus australasica) is one of the most high quality Citrus from Australia.
It’s also called “Caviar Lime” or “Vegetable Caviar” due to the vesicles that can be found inside.
-Tree features: It’s a very arbustive and spherical shaped plant. There are a lot of thorns, it’s impenetrable.
-Leaves: Leaves are small and dark green coloured, sometimes heart-shaped too.
-Taste: Its taste is amazing. It’s acid like a lime. Squeezing it you can see those little vesicles going out.
Then when you taste it they burst in your mouth like caviar.
-Colour: Red fingerlime skin is red to dark brown according to climate conditions.
Pulp is usually deep-pink to red.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
It starts to ripen from September to the end of October about.
It usually blooms during spring. Sometimes flowers can be found in other periods of the year.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: It’s highly used in fine dining, for it’s great combinations.
Amazing with raw fish, oysters or meat. Also great with vegetables and.. with champagne!
-Ornamental: It looks great, for its spherical shape and it’s dark colour.
According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -6°C.
This variety needs to be grown like a normal Lemon.