Welcome to Tiliaris Fingerlimes. This is a blog about growing Finger Limes in the Hunter Valley wine making region of New South Wales, Australia. Finger Limes (citrus australasica) are a native citrus, found in sub tropical regions of the Eastern states of Australia.
There’s a very strong possibility that you will not have heard about Finger Limes. That’s because they are not very widely known, at least to the general public. Finger Limes are an amazing fruit package that resemble caviar in shape and size, but with a burst of zesty, tangy lime flavour. Finger Limes make a great addition to seafood, work brilliantly as garnish, and also work well as jams and chutneys. The skin even works as a spice when dried and ground up. Finger Limes are one of a variety of Australian Bush Foods (such as riberries, and muntries) gaining popularity in restaurants in Australia and overseas.
The best way to experience a Finger Lime is to taste it, but in lieu of that, here’s a picture of one of the first Finger Limes produced on our farm in Rothbury in the Hunter Valley:
Finger Lime with Oyster (photo: Lisa)
As we continue to expand our orchard and our understanding of all things Finger Lime and bush food related, we’ll post the progress here. If you are interested in Finger Limes or bush foods in general, please drop us a note. We’d love to hear from you.