Can you freeze Australian finger limes?

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Yes! Australian finger limes have a unique inner structure that makes them more freezable than other citrus varieties.

Their outer skin may become more pitted, and the inner vesicle “caviar” will become slightly softer, but otherwise they should be pretty much the same as when you froze them. We recommend freezing whole, uncut finger limes following these freezing tips, and then moving them to an air tight container or vacuum bag for long term storage.

Frozen Finger Limes
Frozen Finger Limes

When you’re ready to use your finger limes, remove them from the fridge and let them thaw completely before slicing them open and extracting the vesicles as you would from fresh finger limes. They may weep a small amount of juice during the thawing process.

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3 Responses to “Can you freeze Australian finger limes?”

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    CJ Forray says:

    Glad to know the freezer details. Especially what to expect when I thaw them. I’ll pack serving size freezer bags into a freezer container and see how it goes. I have a bumper crop this year. Thank you.

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    Heatner Duggan says:

    Very helpful,advice. Thankyou.

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    Catherine Hamilton says:

    So thrilled to find a fruit market who stock the finger limes. Have found a small plant however it may take a few years before it bears fruit. Going to buy and freeze while they are in stock. Any tips I should know to encourage healthy fruit.
    Many thanks
    I live on the Sunshine Coast Queensland