Introduction to Finger Limes

Finger Lime, or "Gulalung" in the Bundjalung language, is a type of citrus that originates from the rainforests between southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales.

The particularity of these trees comes from the incredible finger-shaped fruit filled with pearls resembling caviar. They serve as an important source of vitamins and minerals for the Aboriginal peoples, who have adopted their nutritional value for centuries. More recently, finger lime has made it into the mainstream culinary arts where it is appreciated as one of the rarest and most praised fruits.

The pearls that burst with refreshing citrus juice and the trees that produce them are available in many shapes and colours at Finger Limes Melbourne. In the list below, we offer a point of reference for each variety paired with a picture of its fruit and key information. The fruiting seasons listed are specific to northeast Victoria.