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|Hybrid parentage||Citrus australasica var. sanguinea x 'Ellendale Mandarin' hybrid|
While the limes proved unsuitable for high-salt conditions, they have seen some commercial development; the first commercial crop appeared in markets in Australia in July 2004, and are under consideration for export.
The blood lime is smaller than most limes, approximately 4 cm long by 2 cm diameter, and somewhat more sweet than the standard. It is egg-shaped and fruits in winter. The flesh inside a blood lime is composed of red-orange vesicles. The skin can be eaten with the fruit, it is mostly red or burgundy, but can sometimes be green like the standard lime.
The blood lime is a cross between the red finger lime (Citrus australasica var. sanguinea) and the 'Ellendale Mandarin' hybrid. The Ellendale is a sweet orange/mandarin cross. The medium sized trees which have thorns, may be planted as an ornamental, but are only available at some nurseries across Australia.
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