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Key Limes...

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Just need to clarify some reseach.

Is it between June and August?

Thanks!


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Just need to clarify some reseach.

Is it between June and August?

Thanks!

I don't know the complete answer but I saw bags of key limes for sale in June (I live in NC).

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This article says Key Limes' (not Persian limes, the article talks about the difference) peak season is June through August.

Who knew? I'd have thought it was in the late fall/winter/early spring like all the other citrus fruit.

Diana

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Also just saw a big bag of key limes at a Safeway (in N. CA)...


"Under the dusty almond trees, ... stalls were set up which sold banana liquor, rolls, blood puddings, chopped fried meat, meat pies, sausage, yucca breads, crullers, buns, corn breads, puff pastes, longanizas, tripes, coconut nougats, rum toddies, along with all sorts of trifles, gewgaws, trinkets, and knickknacks, and cockfights and lottery tickets."

-- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1962 "Big Mama's Funeral"

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I'll just note that most of the Key Limes I see in the supermarket these days are from Mexico (not anywhere in Florida). Traditional citrus harvest season in Florida is spring - but I don't have any idea of the growing seasons in Mexico. Robyn

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There's a Key lime tree in my parents' yard in West Palm Beach that's been there since before we moved in in 1970. My experience has been that it bears all year. Every few years, it tires and goes on a break for a month or so, but then it perks up and goes right back into production.


Kathleen Purvis, food editor, The Charlotte (NC) Observer

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