The orange tree we left in my mam’s greenhouse has a single large lime growing from one of the new branches at its base. The rest of the limes are miniatures, similar to the tiny oranges it had when we first got it. Most of the limes it grows don’t ripen into lemons, let alone oranges. It’s not the climate for citrus, even in the greenhouse.
That’s something I don’t understand about the great lime shortage happening in Mexico. Why don’t growers just pick the fruit while they are still limes? Lemons and oranges are plentiful; if a greater percentage of those were harvested earlier there would be no shortage!
That’s not how it works, is it? One tree yielding 3 varieties of fruits? My worldview is being shaken.