The Australian finger lime (Citrus australasica) is native to the
rainforests of the border ranges of Northern NSW and SE Queensland ,
however it has only been commercially propagated for about twenty
Mrs. Judy Viola, who runs a commercial citrus nursery in Bangalow, NSW,
pioneered the successful grafting of finger lime cultivars on to commercial
rootstock. She has been supplying grafted trees to commercial growers since
the industry first started. Judy is an acknowledged expert in this field
and is an advisor to the industry and associated government departments,
who consider her to be a "national treasure".
Mr Phillip Wilk, District Horticulturist of the Dept. of Industry, NSW
writes: "I personally know of no other person who has her experience and
depth of knowledge with regard to the commercial propagation and production
of the native finger lime in Australia".
Judy has propagated all of the excellent commercial varieties we
grow and Fingerlimecolours is privileged to have her as our mentor and
advisor as she continues to guide us in the art of producing this unique