Citrus hystrix The leaves, zest and juice of this variety give Thai, Cambodian and Indonesian cuisine their distinctive, unique, and citrusy bouquet. Kaffir limes are very dark green with unusual, lumpy skin, and foliage that is glossy and equally deep colored. The flowers are strongly perfumed, but even when not in bloom, the plant's leaves are fragrant when bruised, imparting a clean, exhilarating scent. Recipes frequently call for the zest of the fruit, which has high concentrations of aromatic oils. The fresh leaves are used whole (similar to bay leaves in cooking), or sliced into fine slivers for added texture and flavor.
Citrus plants are shipped from early April through June. Since they arrive with their bare roots packed in a damp sawdust mixture, please be prepared to plant with potting soil and a 3-5 gallon container. Complete instructions are included with each order.
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