Spicy leaf Lime - Kaffir Lime
The unusual leaves of the Spicy leaf lime are used for cooking. They provide a delicious spicy warm citrus taste and are used mostly in Asian style dishes.
Use the leaves whole or finely chopped.
Fresh younger leaves are preferred and for this reason it is a good idea to regularly prune your spicy leaf lime so it’s always pushing out new growth and leaves.
Juicy fruit Lime - Tahiti Lime
This is the fruiting lime, producing lovely medium sized juicy fruit in late winter and early spring. If you live in a cold region your limes will develop a yellow skin when they are ripe this is because of cooler temperatures. The flesh inside will be lime green and delicious.
Old fashioned tangy Lemon - Eureka Lemon
A tangy sharp tasting lemon and a tree that is almost always with fruit but most heavily in winter. The lemons produce a thin rind that makes a beautiful zest for cooking.
Sweet Juicy Lemon- Meyer Lemon
A cross between an orange and a lemon makes Meyer a very mild tasting lemon,
which is almost orange in colour. The Meyer produces fruit throughout the year and is a very heavy cropping tree.
The Lunchbox Mandarin - Imperial Mandarin
This tasty little mando’ is perfect for popping in the lunch box, delicious and full of juicy nutrition. Imperial Mandarin is a vigorous tree that produces large crops of mandarins very early in the season.
Easy to peel Mandarin - Emperor Mandarin
A large fruit this mando is so easily to peel and segment you can do it with one hand. Emperor Mandarin comes into ripeness mid to late in the season producing a tasty and almost seedless fruit.
The Juicing Orange - Valencia Orange
Coming into season in spring the Valencia is a luscious juicy, juicy fruit. Run out to your tree with your basket and load up. You’ll never buy another bottle of orange juice again.
The Eating Orange - Washington Navel Orange This is a sweet tasting juicy orange, perfect for eating and cooking. A full flavoured mid season fruit that’s easy to peel - look out for the Eating Orange’s belly button.