This evergreen citrus tree is mainly grown for its distinctive glossy double leaves. The fruit is a light to mid green, small and knobbly.
A very highly sought after small citrus plant – a must have for the creative cook.
The glossy, dark green leaves of the Kaffir lime tree are quite distinctive and look like two leaves are joined together with one appearing to grow from the tip of the other.
Kaffir lime leaves are an essential ingredient for flavoring many Asian dishes such as soups, curries and fish - where they add a distinctive lemony flavour. Leaves can be used fresh off the plant or dried – they can also be frozen. The rough skin of the lime fruits can be grated as a rind in curries.