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Indian Sweet Lime, Mausammi ( Grafted ) - Plant

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Sweet lime growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Sweet lemon. Sweet lime grow as perennial evergreen with vigorous thorns. It can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate.
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Description for Indian Sweet Lime, Mausammi ( Grafted )

The limetta (lemetjie), Mosambi cultivar, at a market in Seethammadhara. Mosambi (sweet lime) juice is a favorite citrus drink in India and Pakistan. A millsweet cultivar of limetta in growth. Freshly pressed sweet lime juice as served in South Asia.

The orange tree is small, spiny tree; generally with a compact crown. Leaves are leathery and evergreen. The fruit, which may be globose to oval, is typically 6.5 to 9.5 cm wide and ripens to orange or yellow. The flesh or pulp of the fruit is typically juicy and sweet, divided into 10 to 14 segments.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Indian Sweet Lime, Mausammi, sweet orange, Persian lime, sweet limetta, sweet lime, sweet lemon and Mausammi White April to June 26 ft Easy to grow

Planting and care

Sweet lime trees look much like the Tahiti lime, with serrated leaves and almost wingless petioles. Unlike supermarket limes, the fruit is yellow-green to yellow-orange in color. Actually, if you let any lime ripen, it would be similar in hue, but they are picked before they are ripe to lengthen their shelf life.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade Well-drained soil Medium Above 10 degrees C Organic

Caring for Indian Sweet Lime

  • Plant sweet limes on the south side of a building where it will get the most warmth and protection from any cold snaps.
  • Plant sweet limes in the well-draining soil since like all citrus, sweet limes hate wet feet.
  • A big thing to watch for with sweet lime tree care is temperature.
  • Sweet limes can be grown in the garden or do nicely in containers as long as the ambient temps are 10 C or more.
  • Container growing is nice since the tree can be moved to shelter if inclement weather is expected.
  • Also, hot, hot temperature can also affect your sweet lime.
  • Be sure to water the tree every 7-10 days if it is in the ground and up to every day if a container has grown depending upon rain and temperature factors.

Typical uses of Indian Sweet Lime

Special features: Sweet lime is one of those uniquely Indian fruits that, while perhaps not that Citrus limetta fruit peel displayed antihyperglycemic properties.

Culinary use: Fruits are edible

Ornamental use: NA

Medicinal use: Contain high antioxidant contents.

References

  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/sweet-lime-tree-growing.htm
  • http://theindianvegan.blogspot.in/2013/03/all-about-sweet-lime-mosambi.html
  • http://eol.org/pages/582206/details

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