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Hello permies! How are you all?
I'm looking for finger lime trees in Europe.

Do you know any vendor here in Europe?

Thanks!
Fabio
 
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I found some Finger Lime Seedson Amazon; I hope they ship to Europe. I also found an article about finger limes being introduced to to Europe. The article mentions the Hermanos Mantes company receiving fruits from the Prime Tropics company. So, Prime Tropics might be a possible option, maybe, for obtaining trees. Whereas, Hermanos Mantes might be an option for getting the fruits.
 
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Hi Dave,
thanks for your reply! I've sent an email to the company. About seeds: I've read you must prune finger lime on something else, or the growth is really slow!!

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Fabio
 
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I live in the (tiny) natural range of finger limes.

Unless its grafted, they do not like to be treated like other citrus, its a rainforest plant and prefers light shade.
Finger limes can't handle rich soil amendments like normal citrus.
They are slower than other citrus, spikey and much less productive.
Many gardeners fail with finger limes, even here where they evolved, simply by treating them like an ordinary citrus.

Having said that, the texture is amazing, the pulp is great in a gin & tonic and the price of fruit is eye-watering as the market demand simply cannot be met.
 
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