And has it been getting regular water? 0000060496 00000 n 0000000016 00000 n Hi Liz,  0000135810 00000 n Does it run off or soak in?Yes, I would cut off the dead areas and neaten it up but don’t cut it right back. Are your two trees the same age? Ensure the soil is at the same level in the new hole and give it a good water in and some seaweed tonic. Hi Phil, Nice choice. Have you given it any fertiliser over this time? Hi Trees are thorny, producing distinctive finger … Like other citrus, finger fingers like well-drained soil/potting media. I live Northern NSW/QLD Border (Tweed) and the pot it’s in is in full sun, perhaps it needs to be shaded in the afternoon? It could be a number of things. 0000005880 00000 n 0000005908 00000 n Early spring would be perfect. How is the potting media responding when you water? 0000134671 00000 n 0000014983 00000 n I wouldn’t imagine they would taste very nice . A Finger Lime is a lovely choice for National Tree Day. The first time I sampled finger limes I was amazed at how firm the little juice beads actually are. Hi Julie, Sorry to hear about your finger lime after you have been nurturing it all this time. Hi Denise, It’s only when you crunch down on them in your mouth that they burst and the tangy flavour is released. 0000136036 00000 n Your tree sounds like it is growing well. 0000006946 00000 n Finger Limes do take a few years to fruit and flower. I’m guessing yours is grafted? I have 2 in pots. Can you plant finger lime in late July early August in Sydney? Why is my finger lime dropping its fruit before due season? Finger limes grow naturally in warm, sub-tropical regions and thrive with summer-autumn dominant rainfall. Anna . 0000120358 00000 n %%EOF Leaves are significantly smaller than regular citrus, and they have thorns and slender finger … Are they both in similar in similar sized pots? Hi Susan, You’ll be able to tell if they are ready to pick because they will feel full and will fall off the branch easily. make sure it drains well and not wet all the time as this is main cause of leaves falling off. 0000120679 00000 n 0000005832 00000 n H�\��n�@��~�9&�������D �8쏖�0�@,�2����+�J����S_y����nߵ���}}��;�]3�k����vٲpM[O�����R Y����/���ge��_��u��a������?�&�mwv��G�n��/���­׮���зj�^]��籧}�����)�����}����/)S�M�UǪ;Ǭ\��ڕo��b��w]=ǎ������͋E��X� Although it’s a citrus it will need less citrus fertiliser than regular citrus. Hi my finger lime trees has produced small wierd looking fruit doesnt look like a finger lime i brought 5 x grafted trees alstonville, collette, byron sunrise, crimson tide, pink ice they are 2 years old in the ground. ~&?�W�xKނw������sM�5������,dr ������t�p�t�pf ��Y�,a� K�%�f ��Y�,a� K�%�fɜ�!o�/�0���9�9mD�L�I�[�[�[�[�[�[�C������rV1��U�*g��^�^�^�^�5u^�������]]�{��k�^+�Z�Q�Q�Q�������lp6:���g�����lp6:���g�����lp6�a/V�-Kܳ*ȸg�d?��_?�G:����շqL�n>��y�Ik����`������ When it’s warm plants recover better. Any ideas im stumped.? 0000120040 00000 n Fruit must be picked when they have fully ripened because they won’t ripen off the tree. Avoid picking fruit when they are wet or early in the morning to lower the risk of rind damage from the release of oil from damaged oil glands (oleocellosis). 0000134557 00000 n 0000002952 00000 n It will probably fruit very soon. Just ensure it has well-drained soil and keep it adequately watered (but not water-logged). Ideally early autumn or spring would be best when the soil is warmer, but winter will be okay. 0000125416 00000 n x�b```a`�z����`i� Ȁ ��@Q�mN,L�No�;}�*3K��?��r��K,v``8���l��l�G��Q�[\K#��ˉ�6�� 0000016499 00000 n And you can use a citrus fertiliser but they only need about a quarter of the amount. 0000003133 00000 n I live in Baltimore, MD, USA. Soil should be well-drained with a pH of between 5 and 6.5. I’ve also had a problem with mine occasionally in the very early stages of fruiting with the wind blowing the fruit off. Find a wind protected position for your tree with full-sun to part-shade and shelter your plant from the hot afternoon summer sun. 0000123991 00000 n