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Kaffir lime tree in a cream pail
Kaffir lime tree in a cream pail
Kaffir lime tree
Close up of Kaffir lime leaves

Kaffir Lime

£25.00 exc delivery

The exotic Kaffir Lime is renowned for its glossy evergreen leaves which add the unique lime flavour to Thai Green Curries.

These kaffir lime trees are perfect for the kitchen windowsil and will provide tasty kaffir lime leaves for asian cooking all year round. Looking really nice and bushy this week, these strong plants will eventually flower and fruit producing unusual knobbly and fragrant limes.

45cm+ high in 1.5L pot

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Looking after your Kaffir Lime
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This evergreen bush (Citrus hystrix) is grown for the wonderful flavoured leaves. It will live happily inside or in a conservatory in the winter and in the summer can make a striking patio plant. However, it is not frost hardy.
Like all citrus trees these Kaffir Lime needs lots of light and a stable environment. A cool room is best, protected from radiators and cold draughts.
Young plants are grown for their leaves but mature plants can produce wonderful rough skinned limes which are also used in Oriental cooking. Plants can be repotted in the spring or summer if they are starting to out grow their existing pots– a citrus compost is best as it needs acid soil. Over time you may wish to prune this bush in the winter to keep a compact shape.
Sudden changes in environment, under or over watering can all cause leaf drop however with a return to regular watering and a stable temperature they will usually recover well. The glossy leaves of the kaffir lime can pick up dust marks, if your plant develops dark grey marks over time they are likely to be dust or water marks which can easily be rubbed off with a clean cloth.
The kaffir lime leaves are a very popular spice in Thai cuisine and combines well with ginger, garlic and chilli to flavour soups, stir-fries and curries.

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Kaffir Lime
Citrus hystrix
The Kaffir lime also known as Kieffer lime, Makrut, or Magrood is a Southeast Asian citrus plant with very pungent leaves.
Small fragrant white flowers
The green lime fruits are small (4cm) and have a bumpy exterior
The glossy evergreen leaves are easily recognised by their hourglass shape and pungent smell. These plants are easy to care for and vigourous growers. Regular pruning will maintain a compact bush but it is not necessary for plant health.
Widely used across Asia, Kaffir Lime Leaves and fruits have been prized for centuries for their fragrant and unique flavour as well as their antiseptic and cleansing properties.
Season: Jan to Dec
Kaffir lime leaves are precious to many Thai dishes, from soups and salads to curries and stir-fried dishes. In soupy dishes, add the leaves whole or torn into smaller pieces, using them as one would bay leaves to flavor broth or stew. In salads, stir-fri
Further information available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/apr/03/vitamin-c-vegetables-quince-ratafia

Reviews +

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" Just to say a big thank you. We bought a kaffir lime plant from you a few years ago and it is growing limes which are bigger than normal limes! I think growing limes is unusal in this country and something we didn't expect " Melanie Lee - November 2013
" Sorry for the late reply but I would just like to thank you for the lime It arrived in very good condition ,As  my wife comes from Thailand she was very pleased with her tree and looks forward to future orders " Anchalee L. - August 2012
" I would like to say how pleased I was to receive the plants in such good condition and of a reasonable size. Please thank all the people involved. " Phillip G. - July 2012
" Very happy plant is matured and very bushy with leaves. Have used it for cooking ie: Malaysian far east cooking style using salmon and mackerel (chilli paste cook with tamarind juice with aubergine and okra added). " N - April 2012
" just received the Kaffir lime - it is superb! way beyond my expectations. I just know my friends for whom I bought it will be overjoyed. thank you so much! " Judy H. - November 2010