Most of you know I have a large citrus collection - my pride and joy. I've kind of become a citrus hoarder as the greenhouse in winter is overflowing, to say the least.
I returned from quite a long stay at the city house, and what did I find? Several dead trees and the ground covered in citrus flower petals at the base of every pot. There was to be a banner crop this fall. They had not been watered and in high summer temperatures, it is an every other day task.
This is my Australian Finger Lime tree. It has never produced (in 3 years) and this year it was covered in little purple flowers.
So, there were no more flowers and the leaves were curled and drying up, but look what I discovered this morning. My first crop of baby finger limes.
This is what the finger lime looks like when ripe. It is full of large vesicles filled with lime juice. They can be used on salads and I don't know what yet. I'll have to look for recipes. I can't wait to taste them.