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Limes

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant limes.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors (spring/fall) Start seeds outdoors (spring/fall) Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors (spring/fall) Plant spacing # plants per person
Limes 3a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 3b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 4a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 4b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 5a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 5b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 6a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 6b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 7a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 7b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 8a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 8b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 9a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 9b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 10a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 10b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Limes 11a Not recommended Not recommended March 1-May 30 12-25 feet (depending on variety) 1 for the household
Limes 11b Not recommended Not recommended March 1-May 30 12-25 feet (depending on variety) 1 for the household

* Limes are the least tolerant citrus fruit to cold and dry weather. It takes several years to bear fruit, so start with a purchased seedling.