Gardening: Grow Your Own Sublime Limes in the Subtropics

Growing Sublime Limes in the Subtropics

I have just picked another bag full of limes from my “Sublime” lime tree. This is the third bag full of limes that I have picked this week!

Well at least we won’t get Scurvy

Gardening: Grow Your Own Sublime Limes in the Subtropics

Bag of limes

And there are still plenty more fruit on the tree and more flowers coming!

This is the biggest crop the lime tree has given me since it first went in the garden.

Gardening: Grow Your Own Sublime Limes in the Subtropics

More limes on the tree

I thought that I was going to lose the tre,e as it got a decided lean on it after Cyclone Debbie made herself known to us. But, if anything, it is producing more fruit than ever!

I have read that it is not uncommon for fruit trees to produce unusual levels of fruit following a cyclone. The idea seems to be that the trees feel their life is threatened so they ramp up production to make sure they survive

I often send a little thank you to Sharon, Di, Wendy and Jill who gifted the Sublime to me.

The Sublime is a variety of the Tahitian lime, but with smaller fruit. The advantages are that it is seed free and has a very thin rind, so you get to use all the fantastic juice, which is slightly sweeter than Tahitian limes.

Gardening: Grow Your Own Sublime Limes in the Subtropics

Sublime Lime

My only problem now is that I am running out of recipes to use all the limes. I may have to try my hand at lime marmalade. Not a big fan of marmalade, but it will make great Chrissy gifts and thank you gifts for clients

Happy gardening

Rohanne, Your Personal Garden Expert

 

 

 

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