Major commercial variety. Ever-bearing tendency. Great for home-grown! Medium size fruit with bright yellow rind. Juicy with high acid flavor. Holds well on the tree. Semi-dwarf trees will reach 12-15 feet tall & the fruit produces few seeds. Bears year-round.
Commercial variety. Hardy & Productive. Ideal for the Backyard and great in large containers. Trims well. More compact growth than Eureka. The fruit is medium sized, smooth skinned & very juicy. Holds well on the tree. Semi-dwarf trees 12-15 feet tall. Fruit has few seeds & bears year-round.
Sport of Eureka with green & white leaves & green stripes on young fruit. Everbearing with light pink flesh that colors well without high heat. Handsome landscape tree. Available as semi-dwarf.
Highly productive, requires less heat to ripen the fruit. Less thorns than Mexican Lime plus attractive, dense, dark green foliage. The small dark-green fruit turns to a pale yellow at full maturity. Thin, smooth skin. True acid lime flavor. Also known as Persian Lime. Semi-dwarf trees usually top-out at 8 foot. Bears Aug. to May. Seedless.
Mexican / Key Lime
Also referred to as 'Bartenders Lime'. Can be grown in large containers. Frost tender. This variety can be thorny, but worth the effort. The fruit is juicy, small, and round with a green rind at maturity. Semi-dwarf tree to 8-10 feet tall. Only a few seeds & bears year-round. Party On!
- Apricot & Aprium
- Fig & Jujube
- Pear, Asian & Domestic
- Pomegranate & Pluot
Cold chill hours can be a little confusing. Basically they are the number of hours below 45°F subtracting the number of hours above 60°F between the months of November and February.
If you live in or around any of these areas, your average chill hours are:
- Malibu, Ventura, Santa Barbara: ± 300 Hours
- San Fernando Valley, Fillmore, Simi Valley: ± 800 Hours or less
- Santa Clarita, Lancaster: 800 Hours or more
There is no simple test for "Chill Hours" and they are calculated as an average. Each winter season differs in total chill hours accumulated, which can affect fruit production. Most of the fruit trees we carry at Otto & Sons are classified as low chill requirement and are better matched for our Southern California chill hours.