Citrus x latifolia

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Citrus x latifolia is a hybrid citrus better known as the ‘Persian Lime’ which produces deliciously juicy seedless fruits perfect for cooking or adding to your ‘Mojito’ Citrus x latifolia has uncertain origins but as it’s name suggests it was probaly first discovered growing a a chance seedling somewhere in the middle east many centuries ago and has since been propagated by grafting. Like all citrus trees the ‘Persian Lime’ requires a certain amount of expertise to grow successfully here in the U.K and I won’t write an essay here but in a nutshell it’s important to remember that they are mediterranean, yes obvious but easy to overlook in your zest, pardon the pun, to care for any citrus plant is that they are easy to look after during the summer, lots of light and occasional feeds. Just remember that winter in the sunny med is cool at night and warm to sometimes chilly during the day perfect for citrus to rest and ripen their fruits. So the biggest killer here is warm often hot conservatories day and night combined with reduced light. Ideally citrus should have a cool but frost free bright spot to spend the frosty months.

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