Lime trees are rewarding

Lime trees are rewarding
Lime trees are rewarding
Lime trees are rewarding:  Limes lend a delicious tang and attractive green color to drinks, desserts and a variety of meals.  Grow your own lime trees and you will have access to fresher and tastier fruit than you can buy at the store.

By planting your lime tree in the best possible place ensures that it will thrive and produce an abundance of fruit for many years.  This will be most rewarding.

For best results, all varieties of lime trees must be planted in full sun.
Choose a site that receives as much full sun as possible.  Ideally from morning to late afternoon.

Avoid planting lime trees close to or beneath other trees, where they will be shaded from sun.
If your lime tree does not get enough sunlight,  it will grow more slowly than normal and produce fewer fruits.

Lime trees prefer sandy loam soil.   The trees, though,  can tolerate many other soil types as long as they have adequate drainage.  If your soil consists of mostly heavy clay or sand, you will need to amend it before planting.

Mixing in compost or other organic matter to a depth of 1 or 2 inches helps provide the drainage and nutrients the lime tree requires. Do not plant lime trees next to plants that need frequent irrigation.

If your area gets very windy or experiences occasional frosts, you will need to protect your lime tree from this kind of weather.  Too much wind can easily damage a young lime tree.

In the winter, foliage damage can occur.  This is when temperatures drop to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Trees will die at temps of  29 F or below.

Planting your lime tree near a building that does not block the sun is best.
The building will shield the tree from cold northern winds.

Lime trees are rewarding


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