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Have anyone here do cutting from Kaffir Lime?

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by April07 on October 06, 2006 02:41 PM
I would love to have my very own Kaffir Lime..
Just wonder if anyone know if do cutting from the adult tree and then try to grow it. Will it work?
If it can, how do we cut it?

Thanks in advance.
by nmlAlba-dC15 on October 12, 2006 03:47 PM
Hi April07...

i have a rather big bush of Kaffir Lime... i've never tried doing cuttings before... but if u'd like some seeds to try ..i may b able to send u some...provided the bush has some mature fruits at da moment...not sure about that tho...LOL

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by April07 on October 16, 2006 09:48 AM
Awww nmlAlba-dc15.
that would be cool.
I been looking for it high and low.
Could I grow it by seed? How do I make them germinate.

Cool you are from Malaysia.
Really looking forwards to it.
by ChristinaC on October 16, 2006 11:33 AM
Hi April
I know obywan59 (Terry) has a Kaffir Lime. Perhaps PM him. He might have some good information.
Good luck!

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by Rite2u on October 28, 2006 02:48 AM
I have 3 citrus trees (ponderosa lemon, pink eureka lemon and key lime)...I've read that trying to grow citrus from seeds is difficult because the fruit doesn't come true to the mother plant (meaning you might not get a kaffir lime when planting a kaffir lime seed) and seedlings take about 7 years to bear fruit...Many Florida gardeners get grafted trees, which fruit much sooner 1-2 years and are true to the mother plant.
Hoe that helps.

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by April07 on November 07, 2006 10:00 AM
Aww thank you Rite2U and also Christina C
Appreciate both of your help.
Sorry didn't come here for sometimes
by Flahunter on November 13, 2006 09:17 PM
Hi, you can also do air -layering, it will take a couple of months to root,but it's a clone exactly as the original. Sergio

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