Kaffir lime is a very aromatic citrus fruit that imparts wonderful citrus flavor to Asian cuisine. The leaves themselves are added to dishes as an ingredient and as a garnish, and the zest of the lime fruit is used to add a real kick of flavor.
The lime fruit itself is a strange looking thing ... it looks like a green brain!
Double Star Bar Farms takes leaf orders every two weeks and then harvests the leaves to fill those orders. The USDA inspector comes and inspects the leaves to make sure that they are healthy enough to ship. A USDA approval sticker is afixed to the boxes. We then ship via Southwest Airlines because they keep these fresh leaves in a cooler for the whole trip: from the shipping office, on the plane, and most especially at the destination. We decline to ship via the other shipping companies, as they do not keep this precious cargo cooled.
We offer fresh lime leaves, lime fruit (in season), and dried lime leaf powder.
Since lime trees are an EVERGREEN, our trees have leaves all year long. We do harvest and ship in the winter months. Because it is winter, though, the leaves might not be as robust as they are in the summertime. However, we will continue to harvest during the winter months and ship to our customers as weather and conditions allow.