This new elongated citrus variety is about 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Its skin is thin, ranging in color from purplish or greenish black to light green or rusty red. However, when sliced in half, the round, pearlescent juice vesicles, which are under pressure, ooze out of the fruit like a lava flow.
Finger Limes (aka Citrus Caviar)
The translucent, greenish-white to pinkish vesicles are round, very firm and pop on the tongue like caviar, releasing a flavor that combines lemon and lime with a slightly herbal aftertaste. Add to sushi, seafood dishes, cocktails, salads or other menu items that benefit from an unexpected explosive burst of citrus flavor.