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Old 07-25-2014, 10:43 AM   #11
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You need key limes to make key lime pie. Otherwise it's just lime pie.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:06 PM   #12
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Not one of your success stories?
Actually the result of that key lime pie discussion was quite successful! The thorn is gone.
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:22 PM   #13
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Re limes

Many years ago I read that so called "Florida limes" were actually a form of lemon. I don't think it actually meant all limes grown in Florida but a variety called "Florida Limes". I have never seen anything about this anywhere else and when I spoke to the fruit and veg manager he'd never come across it.

Any thoughts on this?
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Many years ago I read that so called "Florida limes" were actually a form of lemon. I don't think it actually meant all limes grown in Florida but a variety called "Florida Limes". I have never seen anything about this anywhere else and when I spoke to the fruit and veg manager he'd never come across it.

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The most common lime, which is commercially grown, is the Persian lime. The original tree won't grow here, so they graft them onto lemon trunks. If not cared for properly by removing the "suckers" from the trunk, they will revert to lemons. To my knowledge, there are no native limes. Key Limes will grow in their original form, without the need for grafting. Seems Finger and Kaffir limes will do so as well.
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Wow, "lime caviar" it's called. Living where I do surrounded by citrus orchards, this is fascinating. Here's an interesting article from the Los Angeles Times.

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/dec...ch18-2009dec23
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