The finger lime is an HLB-tolerant Australian native citrus that has been gaining popularity and importance in the last few years. Finger lime has several unique fruit qualities that set it apart from conventional sweet oranges and mandarins. The primary characteristic of this fruit is the round to teardrop-shaped juice vesicles, known as “citrus caviar,” that burst out when the fruit is cut. Finger limes, once processed and packaged, can increase in economic value several times over.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) citrus improvement program has released two improved finger lime cultivars for Florida growers to cultivate as a specialty crop.
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