This is my lime tree which is about 2 months younger than my orange tree, both of which were planted from fruit I ate. This picture was taken in early 2008, so the tree is about 5 years old. Limes taste very good in water, something I learned about it Mexico. It should be mature enough to begin producing fruit. To get this seed, I just bought several limes at a grocery store. The first batch of normal limes didn't have any seeds that I could tell. So, I bought these Mexican, or Key limes, and they had plenty of seeds. It has been growing very well, although I do have a problem with leafhoppers munching on it's newborn leaves (the growth of the leaves appears to be the primary source of additional heighth for the tree). Safer's soap, an organic pesticide, does good job of keeping leafhoppers away without harming the tree, but for awhile I had to apply it every few weeks, or before I know it, little leaf sprouts serve as tasty feasts for these jumpy critters. The quarter in the picture is to show relative size.
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