****GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE****
Key, Mexican, or Bartender's Lime, Citrus aurantifolia 'Swingle'
Compact enough even for urban balconies and limited-space gardens, Key Lime will begin bearing small, juicy, thick-skinned fruit at an early age! Even if there were no fruit at all, this evergreen would be attractive enough to grow as an ornamental.
The leaves are lush and glossy, the small white flowers (arising indoors in late winter, just when the house needs some color and scent!) are intensely fragrant, and the habit is upright and well-branched. Depending on the size container and pruning you give it, this tree could reach 8 feet high and 10 feet wide, but can also be kept smaller in Pots.
The limes are the real prizes of Key Lime Tree. They arise in clusters of about 6 after the blooms pass. Thin immediately to about 2 or 3 per cluster, unless you want more plentiful but much smaller fruits.
Citrus aurantifolia 'Swingle' is a steady and prolific producer of small (1.5" diameter) acidic fruit with a strong and complex flavor. The size is just perfect !