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Persian lime is a hybrid between Citrus × Latifolia

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Persian lime is a hybrid between Citrus × Latifolia.

Overview of Persian Lime

• It is known as “leemoo” (lime) in Persian.
• It is also known as Tahiti lime or Bearss lime.
• It is a citrus fruit that is related to the standard lime.
• It has a unique fragrance and has a spicy aroma.
• The fruit is about 6 cm in diameter.
• It has slightly nippled ends.
• It is green and ripens to yellow.
• It is widely available in dried form too.
• It is used dried in Persian cooking.
• The advantages of the Persian lime is in commercial agriculture .
• They are less acidic.
• Seed type: Angiosperm
• Leaf shape: Ovate shaped with whole margins
• Leaf position: Alternate
• Type of fruit: Hesperidium

Scientific Classification for Persian Lime

• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Eudicots
• (unranked) : Rosids
• Order : Sapindales
• Family : Rutaceae
• Genus : Citrus
• Species : C. × latifolia

Binomial name : Citrus × latifolia

Growing/Caring conditions

• Plant the lime in a container.
• The container should be 2 to 4 inches larger in diameter than the root ball of the plant.
• Make at least one drainage hole in the bottom.
• Move the lime tree outdoors in summer.
• Consider a sturdy but lightweight container such as fiberglass or vinyl.
• Plant the lime in the pot with peat-based potting soil.
• Tamp the soil down with fingers.
• The top of the root ball should be 1 inch below the top of the container’s rim.
• Do not cover the root ball in soil.
• Give lime tree lukewarm water after planting.
• Water should soak in around the perimeter of the root ball until liquid drains from the bottom hole.
• This watering compacts the potting soil.
• Soil particles come in direct contact with the root ball and eliminate air pockets.
• Add additional potting soil to the container after watering.
• Move the lime tree to a sunny, warm room.
• Citrus trees need direct sun rays.
• Water the soil to keep it evenly moist from late spring to early fall.
• Do not over-water.
• Lime tree roots do not tolerate soggy soils.
• From November to March, keep the soil slightly drier before watering.
• Apply a well-balanced formula of slow-release granular or water-soluble fertilizer from mid-spring to early fall.
• A 6-6-6 or 10-10-10 formula with micro nutrients works well.
• Trim leggy branches with hand pruners in early spring through early summer.
• Make pruning cuts 1/4-inch above a lower branch junction or leaf.

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