A favorite for cooks and bartenders.

Bearss Lime

Tree Sleeve
Item # 36493
$49.95

Supplies Loads of Delicious Fruit Year-Round

Its crisp, clean flavor packs just the right punch for everything from drinks to chocolates.
This seedless lime is a favorite for cooks and bartenders, with its crisp, clean flavor, less acidic than Key limes, that packs just the right punch for everything from drinks to cakes, chocolates, and lemon curds.

This self-pollinating California native is a fast grower, supplying loads of delicious fruit year-round, most heavily in winter in California and other warm regions. Its fruit is green-skinned with green flesh, although the skin yellows somewhat as it matures. It also offers lush, deep green foliage and fragrant white flowers that bloom in early spring. Its larger fruit size (6 cm in diameter), hardiness, lack of seeds and thorns, and longer fruit shelf life, make this lime extremely popular on the commercial market. It takes well to being grown in containers, as long as it is brought indoors when temperatures drop below freezing, so it provides delicious ripe fruit even in cooler coastal areas. Zones 9-11 (or in containers in any zone).

Genus
Citrus
Species
aurantifolia
Variety
'Bearss'
Item Form
Tree Sleeve
Zone
9 - 10
Bloom Start To End
Early Spring - Mid Spring
Habit
Upright
Plant Height
20 ft - 25 ft
Plant Width
15 ft - 20 ft
Additional Characteristics
Edible, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance, Indoor Growing
Bloom Color
White
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Moisture Requirements
Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses
Border, Containers, Cuisine, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Louisiana, Canada, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Texas, Alaska

How many years before fruiting plants bear their first crop?

For fruiting plants such as blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, fig, honeyberry, cranberry, and grape, it takes 2 years to bear the first crop. That does not mean you may not get some fruit before then. Depending on the size and maturity of the plant shipped, you may get at least a few pieces of fruit or a small quantity produced the first year. But, by the second year, you should have your first real crop of fruit to enjoy and fruit production will increase every year thereafter.