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Citrus Hystrix

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Fruit Ripens – March through June

Standard Tree Maturity Size – 12’x 8′  

Semi-Dwarf Tree Maturity Size – 8’x 5′

The Citrus Hystrix, also known as Kaffir Lime, is thought to be native to tropical Asia.  It is green and gets a yellow skin when mature with a thick and very bumpy rind. The Citrus Hystrix has many seeds and is very sour and slightly bitter. The leaves and rind oil are used for cooking.  The tall aromatic tree grows best on the coast, as it is sensitive to frost.