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Bearss Lime
A favorite for cooks and bartenders.
36493.jpgBearss Lime

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
BloomStartToEnd Early Spring - Mid Spring
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 20 ft - 25 ft
PlantWidth 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 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.
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