Finger Limes Fresh is a large grower, propagator, processor and exporter of the popular new native Australian citrus, finger lime ( Microcitrus australasica ). This business evolved from an earlier farming operation which successfully propagated, grew and exported wildflowers for 15 years. Leveraging this expertise, owner/operator Chris Findlater has created a vertically integrated business which is committed to the sustainable commercialisation of the exotic native Australian finger lime.
Experience, expertise and continuous innovation
More than 40 finger lime varieties have been trialed during an intensive ten year selection process and the result is a prime collection of delicious, delicate fruit in a range of colours, from bright pink to lime green. Finger Limes Fresh continues to research different varieties, propagation and growing methods to deliver the highest yield of the best quality product over an extended season. Freshcare™ and Global Gap standard quality controls are applied at every critical stage – from propagating, planting, growing, harvesting, processing, storing and finally distributing fresh, chilled finger limes (both locally and export).
Our expertise and experience enables FingerLimes Fresh to consistently grow high
yielding quality fruit with a low/medium seed count. The specialised post-harvest finger lime
treatment process includes washing, waxing and cold room storage further ensures the superior quality and extended shelf-life of the fruit.
Finger Limes Fresh is now Australia’s largest finger lime plantation with over 10,000 trees planted.
The Finger Limes Fresh plantation is located in northern New South Wales, Australia, where finger limes are native to the original rainforests of the area. The flowers are pollinated by native bees and honey bees, and the thorny trees provide a natural habitat for small birds – many wren nests are hidden in the foliage. Small tree frogs can also be found on the leaves, especially during the wetter months.