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10Pcs Organic Kaffir Lime Seeds

10Pcs Organic Kaffir Lime Seeds

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Enhance your culinary garden with the unique and aromatic Kaffir Lime Seeds. Known for its distinctively fragrant leaves and bumpy-skinned fruits, Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix) is a tropical citrus plant highly prized in Asian cuisine, particularly in Thai and Indonesian dishes. Our high-quality Kaffir Lime Seeds ensure robust growth, allowing you to enjoy fresh Kaffir lime leaves and fruits straight from your garden. Perfect for both novice and experienced gardeners, these seeds will bring a touch of exotic flavor and fragrance to your home.

Key Features:

  • Aromatic Leaves: The double-lobed leaves are intensely fragrant and essential in many Southeast Asian recipes, adding a unique citrusy flavor.
  • Distinctive Fruit: The small, green, bumpy-skinned fruits are valued for their zest and juice, which are used in culinary and medicinal applications.
  • Versatile Plant: Ideal for growing in pots or directly in the garden, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation.
  • Year-Round Use: Fresh leaves can be harvested throughout the year, providing a continuous supply for your kitchen.
  • Easy to Grow: Our seeds are selected for high germination rates and vigorous growth, making it easy for you to cultivate this exotic plant.

Planting Instructions:

  1. Seed Preparation: Soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours to enhance germination.

  2. Timing: Plant seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date, or sow directly outdoors in warm climates.

  3. Soil Preparation: Use a well-draining, citrus-specific potting mix or amend garden soil with sand and organic matter to improve drainage.

  4. Sowing Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep in seed trays or small pots. Cover lightly with soil and water gently.

Growing Conditions:

  1. Light: Provide full sun for at least 6-8 hours a day. Kaffir lime thrives in bright, direct sunlight.

  2. Temperature: Maintain warm temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C). Protect from frost and cold drafts, especially in cooler climates.

  3. Humidity: Prefers moderate to high humidity. If growing indoors, mist the plant regularly or use a humidity tray.

Care Tips:

  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry.
  • Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced, citrus-specific fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) to promote healthy growth and fruit production.
  • Pruning: Prune to shape the plant and remove any dead or damaged branches. Regular pruning encourages bushier growth and better air circulation.
  • Container Growing: If growing in a pot, ensure it has good drainage. Use a container with drainage holes and place it on a saucer to catch excess water.

Pest and Disease Management:

  • Pests: Monitor for common citrus pests such as aphids, spider mites, and scale. Use organic insecticidal soap or neem oil to control infestations.
  • Diseases: Ensure good air circulation and avoid overwatering to prevent fungal diseases like root rot and leaf spot.

Harvesting and Uses:

  • Leaves: Harvest leaves as needed throughout the year. Fresh leaves can be used in soups, curries, and stir-fries, or dried for later use.
  • Fruits: Allow fruits to mature on the tree. Use the zest and juice in culinary dishes or for medicinal purposes.
  • Storage: Store fresh leaves in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week. Leaves can also be frozen for longer storage.
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