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Offline c1

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Lime Trees
« 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.



Offline kayakebab

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Re: Lime Trees
« Reply #1 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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Re: Lime Trees
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Lime Trees
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 14:28:44 PM »
Saw limes for sale in calis market today, Surely not imported?

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Re: Lime Trees
« Reply #4 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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Re: Lime Trees
« Reply #5 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?

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Re: Lime Trees
« Reply #6 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..

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Re: Lime Trees
« Reply #7 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.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2016, 18:12:53 PM by kevin3 »

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Re: Lime Trees
« Reply #8 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)

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Re: Lime Trees
« Reply #9 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.




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