Mukrat Thai Lime Citrus Tree
This valuable variety, Mukrat Thai Lime or as it was once known, Kaffir Lime, is prized for its unique, very spicy leaves that are used to flavor curries and other dishes. Mukrat Tai Lime Citrus Tree also bears good crops of small, intensely fragrant, bumpy fruit that is used in Southeast Asian cooking.
Please Note: There is a movement to remove the name Kaffir as a description because it is used as a slang against certain religious groups and so you will no longer see the name on our label or descriptions moving forward
Latin Name: Citrus hystrix
Site and Soil: In spring, summer and fall, keep your potted Citrus in a location with 1/2 day to full sun. In the winter, place your plant in a well-lit room. Potting soil should be coarse, acidic, and well-drained.
Rootstock Description: Flying Dragon is a hardy and very dwarfing rootstock for Citrus that induces very early flowering and fruit procuction. Trees grown on Flying Dragon will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted.
Pollination Requirements: Thai Lime is self-fertile. You can help it set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: We recommend bringing Thai Lime to a well-lit and protected location in early fall before frost.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-5 ft.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Thai Lime ripens in winter to early spring.
Pests & Diseases: While outside, Citrus plants will likely not be bothered by insect pests. Be on the lookout for slugs. Indoors, Citrus can have mites and/or aphids. Watch carefully for any problems and treat with an insecticidal soap or wash them off. We have not seen any disease problems on our Citrus plants.
USDA Zone: 10
Sunset Western Zone: 8,9, 12-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: All Zones, Indoors in winter