Citrofortunella Fusion 'LYVIA' (Citrina)
$68.00 incl. GST
- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and although look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- Overall Height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the tallest point of the plant vertically.
- Plant Overall Height APPROXIMATELY:-
- 35cm for POT SIZE 14cm(Ø)
- This interesting variety is the result of crossing the key lime with a round kumquat, citrus japonica, and citrus aurantifolia, to produce a unique hybrid of the qualities and flavors of both fruits.
- Now found all over the world, this Citrofortunella Fusion was first hybridized by the American botanist American Walter Tennyson Swingle in 1909.
- Each Limequat is named in tribute to the Florida city where it was first grown all those years ago..
- In Europe, Lyvia will naturally flower between June and July, producing a bounty of colorful fruit from October to April.
- This small tree grows fairly slowly, presenting a contained, bushy form of citrus leaves characteristic of its heritage.
- Lyvia is a versatile plant and is equally at home indoors as an ornamental houseplant or outdoors as dressing for a patio or alcove.
- Their adaptability offers an excellent opportunity for a novice – being fairly small, easily replanted, and comfortable with being pruned to shape.
- The fruit of Lyvia is a yellowish green, oval, and slightly larger than the other varieties of Eustis Limequat.
- With fewer seeds than a kumquat, they offer a unique combination of flavor - quite sweet with a subtly acidic flesh.
- This makes it a perfect ingredient for drinks and seafood dishes.
- While, in contrast to limes, the fruit can be eaten whole, they remain an interesting twist to cocktails or as a unique garnish item.
- A healthy one too – as it boasts a very high concentration of vitamin C.
- Moist but well-drained
- Loamy and neutral.
- Use citrus plant food or slow-release fertilizer with extra nitrogen.
- The nitrogen content should be nearly double when compared to the phosphorous and potassium content; for example, 20-10-10.
- Full Sun.
- Water the soil deeply once or twice a week, rather than frequent shallow watering.
- When the soil is dry to about 6 inches, water the lime tree.