Eustis Limequat Tree
Eustis Limequat Tree
Eustis Limequat Tree
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Eustis Limequat Tree

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Eustis Limequat Tree For Sale

Available in both 1 gallon and 3 gallon sizes.

Eustis Limequat is the most commonly available limequat – and for good reason.  This cross between the Marumi kumquat and the West Indian (Key) lime looks and tastes almost exactly like a Key lime, but grows on a tree that is much hardier than typical limes.  Of all citrus, limes are perhaps the most sensitive to cold, often freezing to the ground in temperatures in the upper 20sF. Realizing this, Dr. Walter Swingle of the United States Department of Agriculture made crosses in 1909 and selected the best for release.  Three of these sister hybrids are still with us today: Eustis, Lakeland, and Tavares. Of these, the Eustis limequat became very popular as a dooryard plant, and proving itself to be at least as hardy as a sweet orange.  Because the tree remains fairly small, it also makes an excellent container plant and will bear abundantly if given good care. The ripe fruit are about 2” long and a beautiful clear yellow, inside and out.

The fruit look much like the Key lime.  The fruit are highly aromatic, with a wonderful lime fragrance. The taste is also exceptional, and most people would be unable to discern any difference between a Key lime and a Eustis limequat. 

 

  • Mature Tree Height: 10 feet, rarely larger
  • Ripens: Year Round in a Container; Fall/Winter in the Ground
  • Hardiness: 20F
  • Taste Like: Very much a lime taste but one of the best limes.



Trees are grafted with mature, certified buds.

Please keep in mind that we are unable to ship any citrus to AZ, CA, HI, FL, LA, TX.  These restrictions are due to USDA Agricultural laws. We do ship growing supplies such as potting mix, fertilizer and non citrus material items to AZ, FL, LA, and TX.

  • We ship via UPS Ground
  • We are currently only shipping on Mondays until Spring
  • If your order is placed after 9am on Monday it will likely ship the next week.
  • Trees may need to be topped or pruned to fit in the box.
  • Tracking number will be emailed to you when your order ships, please check your spam folder if you don't see an email.

These are a few questions we are often asked and their answers:

  • Why dont you ship to FL or CA?
    We aren't able to due to USDA restrictions, we wish we could but we can't.
  • When will my tree fruit?
    We graft with certified mature buds so our trees are capable of flowering and producing fruit in the first season, but will definitely flower and produce fruit in the second season. We recommend removing fruit for the first couple years to allow the tree to focus on branching and growing roots.
  • What does this variety taste like?
    In most cases the original Budwood program we purchased Certified buds from does not offer much in the way of descriptions or taste information. We then grow those buds out and continuously harvest new buds and then sell young trees so we simply don't always end up with fruit to try so unless its listed, we don't know what they taste like.
  • Do you have anymore of these available?
    We try hard to add inventory when it grows large enough, if a product shows as 0 available please click the notify button to be emailed as soon as we add inventory to the site.
  • What rootstock is this grafted onto?
    We use a handful of rootstock varieties for different reasons when we are grafted. If the variety says "Dwarf" then that variety is grafted to Flying Dragon. If it is not listed as Dwarf then we either used a standard rootstock or semi dwarfing rootstock. When fully mature the difference between Dwarf and Standard is only about 80% difference, it just takes dwarf longer to grow that large. You can maintain tree size through pot size and effective pruning.