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Offline Paul-B

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Makrut (Thai Lime) leves
« on: October 29, 2013, 01:12 PM »
I bought two Kaffir Lime trees (Makrut) from Suttons a couple of months back. They're coming on a treat, I'll bring them indoors this week as it's getting colder out. I love these leaves, and dried ones are not a patch on the fresh ones.

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Re: Makrut (Thai Lime) leves
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 04:36 PM »
How much did you pay them? I'd love one on my balcony. The leaves are also readily available frozen these are much better than the dried ones.


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Re: Makrut (Thai Lime) leves
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 10:15 PM »
Ir was £15 for the two. I agree ther frozen ones are very good, but my local oriental shop sells them in 500gm packs, and I find that if I just unseal the pack, take out half a dozen double-leaves and then put tyhe pack back in the freezer the leaves in the pack soon get dark and mushy.
The trees (well, really small plants at this stage) when I got them were only about 3-4" high, but they will grow into good size bushes over the next couple of years so it's a forward-planning thing, really. Even now there are leaves on the plants which I can use, within limits.

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Re: Makrut (Thai Lime) leves
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 03:08 PM »
I had one of these a couple of years ago which I kept on the window-sill.  It was fine for a while but eventually started to turn yellow.  I'm almost certain I over-watered it.  Thinking of getting a new one at some point.

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Re: Makrut (Thai Lime) leves
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 05:17 PM »
How well is this plant surviving? I am wanting to get a few lime trees for indoors but I am afraid they will not get enough light.


 



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