Mosambi (sathukudi) - Santhi Online Plants Nursery
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Mosambi (sathukudi) - Santhi Online Plants Nursery

Mosambi (sathukudi)


Citrus limetta, also known as mousami, musami, sweet lime, sweet lemon, and sweet limetta, is a citrus species that belongs to the sweet lemon family and is a cultivar of Citrus limon, C. Limon ‘Limetta’. It has the shape of a typical lime and is small and spherical.  Citrus medica (Citrus medica) and Citrus aurantium (Citrus aurantium) are crossbred. It is native to Iran’s southern regions and is also grown in the Mediterranean Basin.

Name: sathukudi

Scientific name: Citrus limetta

Origin Iran’s southern regions

Height: grows up to 8 meters

Family: Rutaceae

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About Mosambi

Sathukudi is a tiny tree with uneven branches and brownish-grey bark that grows up to 8 meters (26 feet) tall. It bears a thorny crown with 15–75 mm (0.59–2.95 in) long thorns. The petioles are 8–29 mm (0.31–1.14 in) long and have a narrow but pronounced winged appearance. Compound leaves with acuminate leaflets measuring 50–170 mm (2.0–6.7 in) in length and 28–89 mm (1.1–3.5 in) in width.

Sathukudi Fruits are oblong and green, turning yellow as they ripen and have a greenish pulp. The pith is roughly 5 mm (0.20 in) thick and whitish. The fruit looks more like a greenish orange than a delicious lime, despite its name. In tropical and subtropical conditions, Citrus limetta thrives. It bears fruit between the ages of 5 and 7, with peak production between the ages of 10 and 20. Seeds are available in online. In the Rutaceae family, the Sathukudi plant will find in an online nursery.



  • Sweet lime is provided as juice and works well as a vodka mixer.
  • In the Indian subcontinent, it is the most widely available citrus juice. The juice is frequently sold at roadside stands.
  • The mosambi fruit, like most citrus fruits, is high in vitamin C, with 50 mg per 100 g consumption.
  • Mosambi fruit is widely used in Iran as a home treatment for influenza and the common cold
  • The tree is utilized for both decorative and graft stock reasons.



  • Mosambi plants can thrive in either well-drained red or loamy soils.
  • For optimal development and yields, the soil pH should be between 6.5 and 7.5.
  • If you wish to cultivate Mosambi on a large scale, you need to do a soil test first.
  • In addition, we offer to buy plants an Organic Potting mix that boosts the plant’s growth and makes it more resilient in fighting disease.



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