It's never good when you're down to one of something and you name it and you go visit it on the weekends to see how it's doing. I would tell myself how much I'm actually enjoying even having lime leaf to add to recipes. That can be good enough if Limey doesn't make it, right? But Limey endured.
Normal people would be embarrassed to admit how many photos of a single, growing lime they have on their phone. But he was like our citrus child. And two weeks ago he grew up and graduated from the tree.
Here he is, at harvest. Notice that he's a little on the yellow side. We believe that he is a Bearrs Lime. That's kinda normal.
And here he is in his fullest expression, in a Hendricks gin and tonic. His skin was so oily and fragrant!
This year there will be more limes, because the tree has finally decided to bear fruit on the regular. Here is some of the upcoming crop:
But there will only be one Limey.