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Kaffer 'Kieffer' Lime Tree

Citrus hystrix

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Lime Zest That Beats The Rest

Kaffer Limes have a bumpy rind that gives them a unique look, different from common limes with smooth skin. However, that’s not why they’re the most popular lime used by chefs all over the world. Their popularity stems from their strong zesty flavor.

The flavor of Kaffer Limes is often described as a powerful jolt of sour citrus, which adds a delightful kick to numerous different recipes. By adding just a little of the peel to curries, soups, pies, and more you’ll be adding an irresistible spicy lime flavor that will be sought after again and again.

Although Kaffer limes are abundant producers of fruit, you don’t have to wait until your limes are ready to be harvested to enjoy their zesty taste. Their leaves have the same powerful flavor as the peels. You can pick leaves off of your tree to season your dishes all year.

Kaffer limes are hard to find in grocery stores. If you do manage to find one, they’ll be expensive. It’s much easier to grow tons of fresh limes at home. With the Kaffer Lime’s low maintenance qualities and ability to thrive in containers indoors, you won’t have to leave your home for fresh fruit.

By only growing to about six feet tall, and three feet wide your Kaffer Lime Tree will fit anywhere. It’s perfect for tight spaces and gardens that don’t have a lot of room. They will also fit easily in any room of the house to flourish as phenomenal houseplants.

The leaves and limes on this tree are a delight to grow because they have a strong citrus scent that will fill the room and naturally freshen the air. By placing your Kaffer Lime Tree in a container and growing it indoors you’ll have an organic deodorizer that will keep the air in your home crisp and clean.

The sweet citrus scent only increases when Kaffer Lime Trees erupt with tons of fragrant and beautiful white flowers. The alluring blooms pop against the Kaffer lime’s long, dark, glossy leaves to stand out and capture attention.

Kaffer Limes are among an elite group of citrus trees that will grow without any trouble. With the correct amount of water and sunlight, you’ll have a wonderful Kaffer Lime tree to enjoy for a lifetime.

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Product Details

    Mature Height:5-10 ft.
    Mature Width:3-6 ft.
    Sunlight:Full-Partial Sun
    Growth Rate:Fast
    Harvest Time:Late winter-Early spring
    Year to Bear:Can Fruit the 1st year!
    Botanical Name:Citrus hystrix
    Does Not Ship To:AZ,FL,GA,TX, AL
    Grows Well In Zones:4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

    (hardy down to 20℉)

    Customer Reviews & Photos


    Based on 9 reviews

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    What a beautiful tree

    What a beautiful tree

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    Anne M.
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    great tree!

    tree arrived packaged so well! Ver healthy tree !

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    My tree already has new leaves

    Tree was healthy. Started growing a few weeks after I potted it.

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    Beautiful little tree

    Healthy. Transplanted well

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    Dewy, Fresh, Perfect

    I was a little worried when there was a delay along the shipping route, but the Kaffer Lime Tree arrived in great condition. This is my third purchase from Fast Growing Trees and I am a huge fan!

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