Seedless (or nearly seedless) fruit are produced on this citrus tree developed by John T. Bearss in Porterville, California around 1895. It is also known as Bearss Seedless, Tahitian or Persian Lime. The spreading branches of ‘Bearss’ are nearly thornless with dense, dark green foliage and fragrant, white blossoms. The thin, smooth rind of the fruit will turn from dark green to light yellow as it matures, and the translucent flesh is tender and juicy, just like a lime should be! This is a good variety for growing in cooler areas, as it does not require much heat for fruit to ripen. Fruits are about the size of a small lemon.
Utilize citrus trees in the landscape just like any ornamental tree. Give enough space that light is available from all sides, away from the shade of larger trees or buildings. A great plant for large patio containers where the fragrant flowers can be enjoyed and the fruit easily picked. Can also be grown indoors if space and ample sunlight can be provided.