Persian Lime

Ryan and I purchased a lime tree this weekend from Mulhall’s in Omaha, NE. It is a Persian Lime (sour) that is hardy to a Zone 10. I potted it up outside but we are going to keep it inside permanently. The care instructions on the tag say that it needs fertilized every six weeks for the first three years and then after that, three times per year between March – September.IMG_0143IMG_0145IMG_0146IMG_0147How long do you think it will take to grow limes? IMG_0149IMG_0151IMG_0156I didn’t realize that limes had thorns! See in above photo. IMG_0159I just love this pot! The care card also included a recipe for Mango-Lime Salsa.

Mango-Lime Salsa
Ingredients:

2 mangos (peeled and diced)
1 small red onion (minced)
1 tbsp fresh ginger (peeled, chopped)
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 lime (juiced)
2 tbsp cilantro (chipped)
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Serve with grilled fish, shrimp or chicken. Serve with chips.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane says:

    Did you get the mango tree to go with the lime? Bobs Dad planted a grapefruit seed many years ago. It grew into a large tree that Bob had 15? Years? He said prone to scale. It had 1″ spikes. He thought his Dad did get grapefruit but Bob said his were never edible. In any case it was pretty! Have fun making memories.

    1. I only got a lime for now… going to ease into citrus! Haha. Amazing story about the grapefruit tree as always. You need to start a blog!!

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