Originally Posted by Mad Cook
Many years ago I read that so called "Florida limes" were actually a form of lemon. I don't think it actually meant all limes grown in Florida but a variety called "Florida Limes". I have never seen anything about this anywhere else and when I spoke to the fruit and veg manager he'd never come across it.
Any thoughts on this?
The most common lime, which is commercially grown, is the Persian lime. The original tree won't grow here, so they graft them onto lemon trunks. If not cared for properly by removing the "suckers" from the trunk, they will revert to lemons. To my knowledge, there are no native limes. Key Limes will grow in their original form, without the need for grafting. Seems Finger and Kaffir limes will do so as well.