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Old 28-04-2009, 12:04 AM posted to alt.food.mexican-cooking
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Default Mexican vs. Key limes

I saw a margarita recipe on rec.food.cooking that made mention of
Mexican vs. key limes. I've got a lime tree growing in my back yard
with growth from below and above a graft. I've never been able to
determine the type of limes growing on my tree. Both ripen to yellow.
One fruit is lime like (round with thin skin) and the other is more
lemon like (oblong with pointed ends and thicker skin). Neither
resembles a typical "grocery store" lemon in size, rind or flesh color.
The "round" one has a "store bought" lime flavor when used green, the
oblong one other does not. Both become sweeter as they ripen. I'd like
to figure out what kind of limes they are. Any help would be appreciated.

Rich