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Monty Don’s lime tree in pot

On Gardeners World a few months ago in a piece on citrus Monty Don at Longmeadow was growing a lime tree in a pot which he recommended as the best one to grow. Can anyone remember which variety it was, please? Thank you

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,334
    I vaguely remember him talking about citrus earlier in the year.
    Worst case, all the programmes are on iPlayer, so you could trawl though a few of them if no one here can recall.
    Welcome to the forum btw :)
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    You could also just try googling - something like lime tree Monty Don should bring up some suggestions and probably a link to the programme  :)

    I don't watch it any more, so can't offer any further ideas, but @Pete.8 's suggestion is also good, especially if you have a rough idea of which month it was. 

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,334
    I tried that first - forgetting he has pleached lime trees too :)
    Even adding citrus to the search didn't throw up the name of his lime
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    Fair dos @Pete.8  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Many thanks for replying, both of you. Annoyingly I wrote down the variety at the time but now can’t find the piece of paper anywhere! I tried googling too but got no result, hence trying on here to see if anyone remembered. I’ve looked up citrus lime varieties as I recalled it had an exotic sounding name but still wasn’t sure which one Monty had said his was. Thank you again for your help.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,766
    Pete.8 said:
    I vaguely remember him talking about citrus earlier in the year.
    Worst case, all the programmes are on iPlayer, so you could trawl though a few of them if no one here can recall.
    Welcome to the forum btw :)
    I’m guess e18 which has Monty summer fruit pruning or e13 which has Monty container feeding

    I haven’t watched this season yet either, too busy with other hobbies until two weeks ago
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,334
    The only one I'm aware of is the Kaffir Lime which is grown for the leaves and peel of the fruit in cooking.
    I bought a shopping bag full of the leaves in Koh Samui in the 90's for about 50p and froze them on return the UK. The few left still have a reasonable scent and I'm still using them.
    Maybe I'll try a tree when I run out 
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • I’ve been looking through various citrus limes online and I think Monty’s may be the Tahitian lime. It seems to be a fairly reliable variety. Thank you for all your suggestions and help everyone.
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