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This interesting variety is the result of crossing Lima with a rounded kumquat, fortunella and common lime, to produce a unique hybrid with qualities and flavors of both fruits. Now found all over the world, this lime fusion was first bred by American botanist Walter Tennyson Swingle in 1909. Each Limequat is named after the town in Florida where they were first cultivated so long ago.



In Europe, Lyvia will naturally flower in June and July, producing a bounty of colorful fruit from October to April. This small tree grows relatively slowly, with the dense, bushy shape of the citrus leaves characteristic of its variety. Lyvia is a versatile plant and is equally at home, as an ornamental houseplant, as it is outdoors in the patio or flower bed. Its adaptability offers an excellent opportunity for a novice - being relatively small, easily replanted and comfortable with being pruned to shape. The fruit of Lyvia is yellowish green, oval and slightly larger than other Eustis Limequat varieties. With fewer seeds than a kumquat, they offer a unique flavor combination - very sweet with a subtly acidic fruit. This makes it a perfect ingredient for drinks and seafood dishes. While, in contrast to limes, the fruit can be consumed whole, they remain an interesting "twist" for cocktails or as a unique garnish. And healthy too - as it has a very high concentration of vitamin C.


Minimum temperature 5ºC

Flowering in March

Fruit all year round

Can be used indoors

edible fruits


Edible Fruits - Citrina uses the latest biological and biological pest control products to ensure that all plants have fruits that are completely safe to eat or cook with.

Citrus Limequat

SKU: 1067
  • Vase 14 cm with backrest  |  Total height 50 cm

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