Combava (Kaffir Lime)

Combava (Kaffir Lime)

Fruiting Tree in 5ltr pot

May to February


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A beautiful and wonderful citrus to look at. The unmistakeable aroma of the double leaves and the nobbly fruit will transport you to Thailand. A key ingredient in many Thai dishes, especially Green Curry; the freshly picked leaves will transform your cooking.


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Botanical name: Citrus hystrix
Ideal location & conditions: Full sun or partial shade. Kaffir Lime has a much higher tolerance to irrigation than most other citrus and responds very well to copious feeding.
Size after 5 years: 1.5m x 1m
Soil: Very well drained soil based compost such as John Innes No.3 with additional grit and stones. Ensure a good 7cms of drainage at the base of the pot.
Flower colour: Creamy white
Flowering period: July - November
Fruit harvest period: January - March