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Specialty Citrus

Australian Finger Lime

Australian Finger LimeFruit Ripens: Nov-Dec

Description: Known as the caviar of citrus, these tiny digit shaped limes are practically in a category all their own. Their aromatic skin appears in a triad of colors and the flesh holds caviar-shaped vesicles that pop crisply in your mouth with an assertively tart punch. The flavor is a lemon lime combination with herbaceous undertones. Fruit pulp color intensifies during the last phase of fruit maturity. Do not let the aged skin tone deter you. If you wish to get the strongest color possible from your fruit, harvest fully matured fruit.

Calamondin

Calamondin special citrusFruit Ripens: Dec-Sept

Description: The Calamondin lime looks like a kumquat in size, shape and color. In tropical environments it may remain green when fully mature, but develops a rich orange color in most other climates. It has a very thin adherent skin with five to ten seeds and seven to nine segments. It is extremely tart and acidic even when fully ripe and should not be eaten whole like a kumquat. Rather, it is usually only used as a juicing citrus.

Citrus Hystrix (Kaffir Lime)

Citrus Hystrix Kaffir LimeFruit Ripens: Mar-June

Description: Kaffir limes are unique to common limes in their shape, texture, fragrance and flavor. Their appearance is memorably ovate with a rounded bottom and conical stem end. The peel is rough, pebbled and filled with essential oils that give the lime its trademark aroma. The juice of the flesh is extremely tart and often bitter, thus it is seldom used in cooking.

Fingered Citron (Buddha’s Hand)

Fingered Citron-Buddhas HandFruit Ripens: Jan-May

Description: Buddha’s Hand citron, AKA bushukan (Japanese) or fingered citron, produces deep lemon yellow fruits that vary in shape and size. The fruit splits at the opposite end of the tree’s stem forming segments that have a wild finger-like appearance, hence its given name. Its flesh is void of juice, pulp and seeds, rendering it inedible. The culinary virtues lie within its oily rind which is powerfully fragrant and aromatic and utilized for its zesting properties. Buddha’s Hand citron flavor is described as a unique blend of bitter and sweet, similar to kumquats and tangerines, with lavender notes and a bright lemon highlight.