Australian lime hybrids
Citrus australasica F. Muell. x Limequat Eustis
Australian limes and their hybrids
September – April
Faustrime is a hybrid containing a blend of Citrus Finger Lime, Mexican Lime and Kumquat. It seems to have been obtained by natural pollination of an Australian lime with a limequat. It is characterized by fruiting most of the year.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous shrub, faster growing than Finger Lime, but equally thorny and leafy. Small leaves slightly lanceolate, serrated edge, with rounded base and apex. Fruits of elongated cylindrical morphology, slightly curved, with apparent mamelon and neck, and generally larger than those of Finger Lime. Smooth, thin rind, rich in essential oils and green in color, tending to yellow after the optimum ripening point. Pulp is juicier pulp than Finger Lime, with oval juice vesicles and not so easily disintegrated; soft green color and very aromatic. It contains few or no seeds.
The plant has ornamental value. The aroma and flavor of the fruits are a mixture between Finger Lime and Mexican Lime. In cooking it can be used as a substitute for lime or lemon as well as Finger Lime.