Indian Sweet Lime, Mausammi ( Grafted ) - Plant
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. Millsweet cultivar of limetta in growth. Freshly pressed sweet lime juice as served in South Asia
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Indian Sweet Lime, Mausammi),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.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||medium||above 10 C||Organic manure|
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 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 container 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