Citrus, Lime ‘Bearss’
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries
The various limes range from moderately to extremely cold sensitive; they are most reliable in areas where hard frosts are uncommon. Can succeed in colder areas if grown in pots and protected in winter. Depending on variety, fruit may be intensely sour or nearly devoid of acid.
Best lime for California and Hawaii gardens. It is a type of the “Persian” or “Tahitian” lime commonly grown in Florida. The tree is quite angular and open when young but forms a dense, round crown when mature; reaches 15–20 ft. (half that size on dwarf rootstock). It is thorny and inclined to drop many leaves in winter. Fruit is green when immature, light yellow when ripe, almost the size of a lemon; it is especially juicy when fully ripe. Seedless. Main crop comes from winter to late spring, though some fruit ripens all year.
Sometimes called key lime in Hawaii. Small, green to yellow-green fruit; standard bartender’s li...
Vigorous, upright, thorny tree to 20–25 ft. tall; also available on dwarf rootstock (‘Dwar...
Seedless grapefruit with red tinted flesh. Red internal color fades to pink, then buff.