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Discover finger limes

Indigenous to Australia, finger limes are a unique citrus that delivers an exquisite burst of mouthwatering flavour, ranging from zesty lime to sweet pink grapefruit, with intensity and acidity levels that captivate the taste buds.

Renowned for its distinctive texture, often likened to caviar, finger limes offer a delightful "pop in the mouth" sensation when chewed, earning them the endearing nickname "citrus caviar."

Available at Fruitezy from January to April, finger limes are native to the rainforests of SE Queensland and Northern NSW, flourishing commercially from Noosa in Queensland to Bryon Bay in NSW, and extending to the west coast around Pemberton in Western Australia.

These finger-shaped fruits, measuring 6-12 cm in length, showcase a thin, leathery rind that can display a spectrum of colours such as green, yellow, marron, pink, or bright red, depending on the variety. Inside, the edible pulp consists of numerous tangy-flavoured, fish roe-like, juicy pearls known as vesicles. These vesicles exhibit a stunning array of colours, ranging from clear to pale icy pink, hot pink, red, bright yellow, pale green, or vibrant green

These tiny citrus pearls work wonders in both sweet and savory recipes, infusing a zesty vibrancy to a variety of ingredients and reducing richness in a dish.

Finger limes pair exquisitely with fish, crustaceans, oysters, scallops, smoked eel, crème fraiche, yogurt, vodka, gin, beer, sparkling wine, avocado, cucumber, asparagus, melons, papaya, stone fruit, mango, custard apple, and even surprise your taste buds when served with a chocolate mousse or tart.

For the best preparation, always cut the finger limes crossways, not lengthways, and gently squeeze out the 'citrus caviar,' reminiscent of squeezing toothpaste from a tube.


  1. Elevate your cocktails, martinis, spirits, champagne, or beer with the addition of finger limes.
  1. Enhance the flavour of fresh and smoked seafood dishes with a burst of citrus goodness.
  1. Take savory butters and curds to a new level by incorporating finger limes.
  1. Sprinkle vesicles onto seafood and seasonal salads, as well as dressings for a burst of flavour.
  1. Garnish sashimi, sushi, ceviche, seafood tarts, or oysters with finger limes for a delicate crunch and added flavour.
  1. Reduce richness and introduce a new layer of flavour to cheesecakes, creamy citrus desserts, or sprinkle over a Pavlova.
  1. Transform your gelatos and granitas mixtures by adding the unique citrus pearls of finger limes.

Don't miss the chance to experience the culinary magic of finger limes from Fruitezy. Add them to your shopping list now and let your taste buds embark on a delicious journey!