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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Lime Kagdi, Acid Lime
Regional name:
Marathi - Kagdi Limbu
Fruit Plants, Trees, Vegetable
Rutaceae or Lemon family

I. Introduction to the Lime Kagdi Tree

Lime Kagdi, also known as Kagzi Nimboo (Citrus aurantifolia) is a variety of lime tree, which is native to India. This fruit-bearing tree produces small, thin-skinned limes, which are highly acidic and extremely flavorful. Lime Kagdi is commonly used in culinary and medicinal applications due to its rich nutritional profile.

II. Plantation

  1. Location: Lime Kagdi trees require a sunny location with well-draining soil. They can tolerate mild frost, but prefer warm, tropical or subtropical climates.
  2. Soil: Plant in loamy, well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Add organic matter to improve soil quality if needed.
  3. Spacing: Plant Lime Kagdi trees about 15-20 feet apart to provide ample space for growth.

III. Growing

  1. Watering: Water the Lime Kagdi tree regularly to keep the soil consistently moist. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.
  2. Fertilization: Use a balanced citrus fertilizer every two to three months during the growing season.
  3. Pruning: Prune Lime Kagdi trees annually to maintain their shape and remove dead or diseased branches.
  4. Pest and Disease Control: Inspect the tree for pests and diseases regularly. Use organic pesticides and fungicides as needed.

IV. Care

  1. Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to help conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
  2. Protection: Protect Lime Kagdi trees from strong winds and extreme temperatures by planting them near a windbreak or providing a protective cover during cold snaps.
  3. Harvesting: Harvest Lime Kagdi fruits when they are fully ripe, typically when they turn a light green or yellow color.

V. Benefits

  1. Culinary Uses: Lime Kagdi is widely used in Indian cuisine to add flavor to dishes, as a natural preservative, and for its juice in beverages.
  2. Medicinal Uses: Lime Kagdi is rich in Vitamin C, which boosts immunity and supports overall health. It has also been used traditionally to treat digestive issues, fever, and sore throats.
  3. Ornamental Value: Lime Kagdi trees are attractive, with glossy green leaves and fragrant white blossoms, making them a great addition to gardens and landscapes.
  4. Environmental Benefits: Lime Kagdi trees help purify the air, provide habitat for birds and insects, and contribute to soil fertility.