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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 red. 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.
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