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General Topics => Gardening Section => Topic started by: c1 on September 03, 2016, 07:02:00 AM

Title: Lime Trees
Post by: c1 on September 03, 2016, 07:02:00 AM
I am looking for a Lime tree to add to my citrus collection, I think they would grow ok, but can't seem to find one in the garden centres I've visited, anyone got a clue as the where I could get one or two.
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: kayakebab on September 03, 2016, 07:33:19 AM
Never seen them here and someone said they wont grow here which seems odd.
Would also love one.


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Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: KKOB on September 03, 2016, 08:30:10 AM
I've only ever seen one lime tree over there. A neighbour in Kaya had grown it from seed over about 10 years.

Saw "limes" for sale in Migros once but they turned-out to be green lemons.
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: pompeylee on September 04, 2016, 14:28:44 PM
Saw limes for sale in calis market today, Surely not imported?
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: kayakebab on September 04, 2016, 16:01:39 PM
Are you sure they werent green mandolins.
Never seen limes at the market.
Migros occasionally have them at around 30tl a kilo.
The new metro store has them too.

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Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: Scunner on September 04, 2016, 16:11:28 PM
A rare stroll into the gardening section for me  :)

Is there a reason why lemons are so plentiful in the area but limes not? Such price differences suggest they are not easy to grow - surely if you can grow one you can grow the other?
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: KKOB on September 04, 2016, 16:24:34 PM
I don't think they're particularly difficult to grow. They're just not as popular with Turkish people as lemons are. Like lemons, they take 3 to 4 years growing before they begin to produce fruit..
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: kevin3 on September 04, 2016, 18:06:47 PM

   It's quite possible that the "limes" on the market are fakes.       :o

   Another option for growing them would be to pop a few young saplings into your wife's suitcase before departing the UK. !!

   Pot them up on arrival.
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: pompeylee on September 05, 2016, 06:40:23 AM
I think I saw a  lime tree growing in a garden on Baros Manco opposite shanghai blues, will take a  picture when I next pass & if no one is around I may do a bit of scrumping  (one only)  8)
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: busybee on September 05, 2016, 06:49:46 AM
The so called limes on the market yesterday were mandolins, I had to look twice, so I asked.
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: kayakebab on September 05, 2016, 07:08:23 AM
I saw them too Bee. They look just the same.
My bro in law brought his own over to make their cocktails.
He gave us 6 left over which are now juiced and frozen in case I find the rest of the ingredients needed for a Thai nosh up.
 

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Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: apollo on September 05, 2016, 20:54:33 PM
Never seen them here and someone said they wont grow here which seems odd.
Would also love one.


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Hmmmmm
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: Google on September 06, 2016, 17:24:58 PM
Bought one last year in Koycegiz market right at the back of the market. Limes on the trees so genuine buy.
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: Jack13 on September 06, 2016, 22:51:28 PM
brought some back from india over 4 years ago. turned out the size of gooseberrys. but they were limes.
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: pompeylee on September 06, 2016, 23:23:32 PM
Still not scrumped any to confirm but look like limes on Baros Manco in garden with wall that's not been repaired in 2 years.


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Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: kayakebab on September 07, 2016, 04:17:13 AM
Those are definitely unripened mandolins.


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Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: yabanci on September 29, 2016, 12:39:39 PM
Migros had Limes for sale today at a rather jaw-dropping 34.99 TL a kilo :o
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: Bluwise on September 29, 2016, 17:58:31 PM
Those are definitely unripened mandolins.


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Is that a type of orange/mandarin?  Never heard of them before d they look like the fruit I crave for my G&T's.  Juicy and bitter  :P
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: kayakebab on September 29, 2016, 18:00:27 PM
Sorry...Sometimes I cant remember the English names... They're like satsumas/ tangerines.
They're not bitter. There's another type Turunc but not usually at the market but on trees here and there.

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Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: JohnF on September 29, 2016, 18:29:06 PM
Migros had Limes for sale today at a rather jaw-dropping 34.99 TL a kilo :o

Not just Migros - the price of both limes and lemons have jumped significantly this year in countries that have to import them.  Various reasons but mainly due to poor harvests caused by weather, especially in Spain (one of the largest producers) where harvests are 35% down on last year.

JF
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: puma on September 29, 2016, 21:05:29 PM
we have lime trees on our complex been planted for about 10 yrs
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: Lotty on September 29, 2016, 21:20:46 PM
I think mandarins are more like small sharp oranges/large tangerines, (just a bit bigger.) Taste delicious but possibly not bitter or sharp enough for your G&T bluwise. I've started using thin strips of cucumber curled around the inside of the highball glass with G&T lush and refreshing.

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Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: Scunner on September 29, 2016, 21:26:46 PM
we have lime trees on our complex been planted for about 10 yrs

Can you not decide where best to have them
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: kayakebab on September 29, 2016, 21:32:30 PM
I would be really shocked if they really are limes. Can you cut one in half and post a photo

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Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: Jacqui Harvey on September 29, 2016, 22:06:22 PM
Try the guy in Ovacik Garden Centre, he seems to be able to get anything you want.
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: c1 on January 11, 2021, 18:24:52 PM
Quick up date my Gardner says he has planted one lime tree,this he did last year 2020, not been out for some time to long, but will post pics if allowed over summer 2021 fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: suehugh on January 12, 2021, 07:29:44 AM
The garden centre in Ovacik were selling them about 8 weeks ago. A bit pricey , but we bought one for sunny Uzumlu.
Title: Re: Lime Trees
Post by: steveb1 on January 13, 2021, 23:54:23 PM
I planted some kaffir lime at the villa . So I can pick the leaves to make Thai food . They have done very well