Persian Lime: have a uniquely fragrant, spicy aroma. The fruit is about 6 centimeters (2.4 in) in diameter, often with slightly nippled ends, and is usually sold while green, although it yellows as it reaches full ripeness. It is also widely available dried, as it is often used this way in Persian cooking. It is larger, thicker-skinned, with less intense citrus aromatics than the key lime (Citrus aurantifolia).


Origin and Use

Our Persian lines originate in Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz, Mexico. The Persian Lime is one of the leading exports of Mexico. Fresh lime juice is used for seasoning different dishes. It is widely used in the preparation of meat and seafood, cold drinks and mixed alcoholic drinks. It is also used in making pies, jams, jellies ice cream and preserves as well as for food preservation purposes. The essential oil from the peel of the Persian lime and the pulp is used feed livestock. The oil is also used in the cosmetic industry. The Persian lime also has numerous medicinal properties.


The advantages of the Persian lime in commercial agriculture compared to the key lime are the larger size, absence of seeds, hardiness, absence of thorns on the bushes, and longer fruit shelf life. They are less acidic than key limes and don't have the bitterness that lends to the key lime's flavor.

Planting care: The planting of the Persian lime tree requires special procedures. The trees must be planted in holes 30 cm in diameter and approximately 2 feet deep. The trees must remain at ground liberal or slightly above. If even part of the trunk of the tree is buried a disease problem may occur later on. The tree needs temperatures between 22° and 28°C for its proper development.

Packaging The Persian limes are packaged in two sizes of cardboard boxes, one about 20 pounds and the other 40 pounds. A pallet includes 54 boxes of 40 pounds. A smaller box of 10 pounds is used for export to Europe and Japan, and sometimes the United States.

Shipping:Closed container refrigerated trucks are used to transport approximately 22 pallets at a constant temperature of 47°F.