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Old 07-19-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Australian finger limes?

Has anybody ever seen or used these? The "pulp" of the fruit is supposed to be large caviar-like beads that burst when you bite down on them. A relatively close nursery supposedly has trees. Craig's going to check it out the next time he's up that way.

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Old 07-19-2014, 01:24 PM   #2
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I've never heard of them, but they sure do sound fun and interesting! Looking forward to hearing more....
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:30 PM   #3
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Sort of like those tapioca bubble drinks. I've never heard of them either, sounds interesting!
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:37 PM   #4
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Went by the nursery today and picked up a finger lime tree.





Now I have to go back! Sitting next to the finger lime was a kaffir lime tree. I didn't have enough money (they only take cash) or room in the truck cab to put it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:43 PM   #5
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Australian finger limes?

Wow, thorny little devil! Neat tree.
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Wow, thorny little devil! Neat tree.
You aren't kidding! I thought key lime trees were thorny until I saw this one.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:34 PM   #7
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The few fruits on it are tiny, about 1-1/2 to 2 inches. One fell off while he was bringing it in. We cut it open. Looked like a regular lime and I was ticked because I had called and asked about it to make sure it was the right kind before he went. I very lightly squeezed it and out popped all these little beads of pulp/juice just like the pictures. They were pretty potent. Hopefully it was just that they were immature and not ripe. Otherwise, WOW, they pack a punch and are bitter and sharp.
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So what would you use these for? Suitable for Key Lime Pie? Sounds interesting.
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So what would you use these for? Suitable for Key Lime Pie? Sounds interesting.
We intend to use these as a unique garnish because the pulp is round and looks like little pearls. As far as the Key Lime Pie, lets just not go there.
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We intend to use these as a unique garnish because the pulp is round and looks like little pearls. As far as the Key Lime Pie, lets just not go there.
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