Lime trees are prolific fruit producers, and most varieties will produce fruit year-round. Limes are only second to lemons in their use for flavoring edible foods and adding scent to non-edible products.
Sliced lime fruit
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Lime trees only grow outside in the tropical and subtropical areas of the United States, in USDA hardiness zones 9 and 10. If you live in another area, grow your lime tree in a container indoors.
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