Australian native finger limes growing guide


Australia has six species of native citrus, with the most well known and cultivated species being the finger lime.

The Australian finger lime (Citrus australasica) is native to the rainforests of the border ranges of SE Queensland and Northern NSW.

In its natural habitat the finger lime grows as an understorey shrub or tree up to 6 metres in height on a range of soil types.

Topics covered in this Primefact include:

  • Climatic requirements
  • Varieties and rootstocks
  • Orchard design, tree and crop management
  • Pests, diseases and other disorders
  • Harvesting
  • Packing and storage
  • Marketing


Primefact 979 First Edition

Published: Jan 2010