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I've been reading about lime varieties online, and I can't identify mine.
I'll ask the folks who work at the store, but I'm guessing they know about
as much about what they put out there as I do.

Anyhow... The limes I buy fit the descriptions of key limes to a T --
except for one thing. Key limes are said to be seedy, but these have
absolutely no seeds at all.

Ideas?

Ms. V



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"Ms. Velveeta" wrote in
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I've been reading about lime varieties online, and I can't identify
mine. I'll ask the folks who work at the store, but I'm guessing they
know about as much about what they put out there as I do.

Anyhow... The limes I buy fit the descriptions of key limes to a T --
except for one thing. Key limes are said to be seedy, but these have
absolutely no seeds at all.

Ideas?

Ms. V




Key Limes are just about ping-pong ball size (well a tad larger). On the
whole a lime produces less juice than a lemon, but Key limes produce the
least amount of juice even less than their smaller size would indicate
(at least to my way of looking at it). Perhaps googling for images of
both types persian and key limes would help ...no not bowling for
dollars.



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On Jul 22, 5:03 pm, "Ms. Velveeta"
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I've been reading about lime varieties online, and I can't identify mine.
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Anyhow... The limes I buy fit the descriptions of key limes to a T --
except for one thing. Key limes are said to be seedy, but these have
absolutely no seeds at all.

Ideas?

My Mexican lime tree is said to be the same botanically as the key
lime and the fruit seldom have seeds. -aem



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hahabogus wrote:
"Ms. Velveeta" wrote in
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I've been reading about lime varieties online, and I can't identify
mine. I'll ask the folks who work at the store, but I'm guessing they
know about as much about what they put out there as I do.

Anyhow... The limes I buy fit the descriptions of key limes to a T --
except for one thing. Key limes are said to be seedy, but these have
absolutely no seeds at all.

Ideas?

Ms. V



I've seen bagged small limes in the market labeled "Mexican limes" also.

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aem wrote:
On Jul 22, 5:03 pm, "Ms. Velveeta"
wrote:
I've been reading about lime varieties online, and I can't identify mine.
[snip]
Anyhow... The limes I buy fit the descriptions of key limes to a T --
except for one thing. Key limes are said to be seedy, but these have
absolutely no seeds at all.

Ideas?

My Mexican lime tree is said to be the same botanically as the key
lime and the fruit seldom have seeds. -aem


The bags labelled "key limes" that are in my refrigerator now also
have labelling indicating that they were grown in Mexico. They do have
seeds. I seem to remember reading on the web (so it must be true) that
Key limes and Mexican limes are one and the same, that there are
relatively few key limes grown in the Keys nowadays because the real
estate is used in more lucrative ways, and that most key limes now
come from Mexico.

-bwg



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hahabogus wrote:
Key Limes are just about ping-pong ball size (well a tad larger). On the
whole a lime produces less juice than a lemon, but Key limes produce the


The key limes I've been getting are a bit smaller than pingpong balls
(if I remember pingpong balls' size right). I'd say they are more like
large marbles. I get about a cup of juice from a 2-pound sack of them.
My daughter went bonkers for key lime pie and key lime ade, so we've
been making a lot of both and have a lot of experience with key limes
this year. A cup of juice is enough for two pies or a little less than
3 cups of key lime syrup.

least amount of juice even less than their smaller size would indicate
(at least to my way of looking at it). Perhaps googling for images of
both types persian and key limes would help ...no not bowling for
dollars.


I think it would be impossible to confuse key limes and persian limes
if you have ever seen either as they differ greatly in size. Are there
other varieties of limes available commercially? I know there are also
kaffir limes and their leaves are available, but I don't think their
fruit are available commercially.

-bwg



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