Frank's Fruit Trees
Makrut (Kaffir) Lime Potted Tree
Makrut (Kaffir) Lime Potted Tree
The Makrut lime is not your average lime - it is one of the most sour fruits! The fruit is seldom used and when it is, it must be used at low quantities (just a few drops). Because of its intense sour flavor, this rooted lime tree is used most for its fragrant leaves, mostly in Thai cooking. The leaves are so flavorful and aromatic that only a few are needed to make a family-sized dish.
*Note: Frank's Fruit Trees has made the decision to change the name of this tree to the "Makrut Lime" due to the negative and racist connotations of the name "Kaffir Lime." The Makrut Lime is the same thing - just a new name! Many growers, including in Southeast Asia where this tree originates, are now adopting the name "Makrut." We oppose any kind of discrimination or racism and want to make sure our products reflect that as well. Thank you for your understanding with this name change!
Very aromatic leaves - make the room smell like lime!
Only drops of lime juice are needed for flavor in mixed drinks
Leaves are used frequently in Thai recipes
3-4 feet in a 3-gallon container
Light requirement: 6+ hours
Fruit flavor: extremely sour lime
Fruit size: baseball-sized
Fruiting season: year-round
Time before fruiting: 12+ months
We have a 5-day return policy, which means you have 5 days after receiving your item to request a return.
To be eligible for a return, your tree must be in the same condition that you received it and in its original pot. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.
If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. Please note, all return shipping charges will be deducted from your refund.
For more information, please see our refund policy.
All tree photos are of Frank's Fruit Trees. Photos of fruit are NOT from Frank's Fruit Trees, but are used to show what the fruit will look like once it is produced.
What is the difference between a rooted tree and a grafted tree?
A rooted tree is a tree that is grown on its own roots. It may require more attention than its grafted counterpart, but it is still a great tree that produces fruit. It tends to adapt very well to being in a container and will stay substantially smaller than a grafted tree, growing more into a bush shape. If it is cared for well, it may flower and produce fruit sooner than a grafted tree. Citrus trees on their own roots can be more susceptible to disease and are less forgiving if they are neglected.
A grafted tree is a tree that is made of two conjoined trees. The roots and the bottom of the stem (rootstock) are one tree selected for disease resistance and other desired qualities, while the top of the tree is another tree - the tree you are purchasing. For example, our grafted calamondin tree may be grafted to a flying dragon rootstock. Since grafted trees have roots that have been selected for positive attributes, they tend to be more tolerant to their environment and may produce better quality fruit.
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