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Re: Price of Limes [Re: glennsam]
      #1587920 - 05/07/14 06:00 PM (200.7.33.106)

No they were .85 each. I thought they were a little pricey, but I didn't know about the fact that they are hard to get right now.

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Re: Price of Limes [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1587932 - 05/07/14 07:01 PM (70.208.75.197)

We are not helping with the lime shortage. Drinking lots of margarita$$$ at home and can only imagine the cost on island. Currently we are paying $1/lime. Although I don't know the rate in SXM, friends there have confirmed the shortage is effecting them as well.

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Re: Price of Limes [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1587949 - 05/07/14 07:46 PM (24.60.209.87)

Just went out for dinner, the boys had lime with their beers. Was talking with the waitress about the price of limes here in the states. She said they're paying $100 a case!

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Re: Price of Limes [Re: Anonymous]
      #1587969 - 05/07/14 08:40 PM (74.94.128.18)

Bad weather out west then the drug cartels stole all the Mexican fruit. I agree, no substitute for a good lime. I thought the price would come down a bit after 5/5 just like gas after labor day. Wholesale in Boston went to 47 a case but in Nashville still 80 this week.

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Re: Price of Limes [Re: Anonymous]
      #1587987 - 05/07/14 10:01 PM (76.93.128.12)

I have a lime tree... but just blossoms right now. I may want to sell them. LOL

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Re: Price of Limes [Re: BarleyMan]
      #1587997 - 05/07/14 10:58 PM (173.76.119.118)

My first experience with a Great Lime Shortage was in the late 80's. We dealt with it by either using Lemons or going without, and I brought 6 limes with me on every trip for the next few years.

The hard one, also in the late 80's, was The Great Toilet Paper Shortage. That one wasn't so easy to deal with.

When you're on an island, and the container with the resupply of X doesn't come in...


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Re: Price of Limes [Re: BarleyMan]
      #1588087 - 05/08/14 01:14 PM (216.31.145.20)

my mom has lime blossoms as well. The bees were very busy so should yield some limes, I told her to protect them like gold! (my 5 yo nephew, her grandson, love to pick her flowers from her backyard hence the warning) =)

Edited by Temery (05/08/14 01:15 PM)


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Re: Price of Limes [Re: Temery]
      #1588308 - 05/09/14 08:01 AM (198.228.228.144)

Here in Texas, the lime trees bloom much earlier - I already have about 50 limes the size of a large grape - also, they are not expensive in our grocery store - last week I got them at 2 for $0.44 - I think I will just bring a few with us - don't mind paying more on island, but I would be concerned that they might be out altogether by the time we get there in15 days!

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Re: Price of Limes [Re: BerneandGary]
      #1588320 - 05/09/14 09:23 AM (66.76.75.242)

We bought limes at Le Grande Marche on April 25th. I don't remember the cost but they had a large supply.

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Re: Price of Limes [Re: TravelHat]
      #1588322 - 05/09/14 09:24 AM (24.151.45.6)

Quote:

TravelHat said:
Bad weather out west then the drug cartels stole all the Mexican fruit. I agree, no substitute for a good lime. I thought the price would come down a bit after 5/5 just like gas after labor day. Wholesale in Boston went to 47 a case but in Nashville still 80 this week.




why did Mexican Drug Cartels steal all the fruit???


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