India lime (CRC 3070)

Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle

CRC 3070
PI 539213


Received as budwood from another India lime selection in the Citrus Variety Collection.


Sport lime from India lime.

Rootstocks of accession

Yuma Ponderosa lemon

Season of ripeness at Riverside

October to December

Notes and observations

11/9/1987,WPB: Ornamental use only. Has shorter internodes, rosette type growth, multiple purplish flowers, fruits set in clusters, fruits small, yellow white flesh, very acid, substitute for lime. Fruit borne in clusters. Attractive totally thornless tree; but fruit is not as attractive as ordinary lime, being pale yellow, very variable in size, and flattened at ends. This accession is very similar to India Lime (CRC 2450) but appears to be a more compact tree so might make a more attractive ornamental.


Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for India lime (CRC 3070)



India lime (CRC 3070)
India lime (CRC 3070)
India lime (CRC 3070)
India lime (CRC 3070) sliced open
India lime (CRC 3070)
India lime (CRC 3070) tree
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC, 11/03/2009.
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