Thornless Mexican lime

Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle

CRC 2683
PI 539156
VI 502


Received as budwood from Marcy Ranch, Tustin, CA, 1937.


Apparently a bud sport from a regular Mexican lime tree.

Rootstocks of accession

Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

Season of ripeness at Riverside

October to December

Notes and observations

EMN, 11/9/1987: Original Marcy Ranch trees purchased from Frank May, a nurseryman who is reported to have imported the budwood from Mexico. Fruit similar to that of Mexican lime, but tree characters suggest that it may be a hybrid. Fruit compared with Mexican lime fruit- it is very similar, virtually indistinguishable.


Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. Click here to order budwood.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Thornless Mexican lime



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Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC, 11/03/2009
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