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Old 08-27-2018, 06:32 PM
 
Location: equator
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Well, where we retired there are NO lemons, EVER. But abundant very cheap limes, which I could never afford in the U.S. and they were all dried out. So, it's been an adjustment.

What has happened to the lemon crop? (here, it's just not in their cultural menu, but limes are ubiquitous)
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:33 PM
 
Location: equator
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I buy lemons at Restaurant Depot, about $6.00 for a 5# bag. When we make homemade limoncello, we buy them by the case (about 50#) for about $34.00 to $35.00 per case. We only use the zest and have to figure out what to do with the juice.
Figure it out? Get a citrus juicer and juice them. Freeze in small plastic bottles for future use. Lemon juice used to be my cocktail mixer (with stevia and water) now I have to go further afield.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:08 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Lemons are free around here. My neighborhood has multiple trees. The guy who lives behind me has a lemon tree and never picks them. I can see the tree from my back porch and there are more lemons than leaves on the tree right now. I think I'm going to ask him if I can pick some - seeing as he doesn't even use them, I'm guessing he won't mind sharing a few.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:07 AM
 
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89 cents each here, which I thought was high. I hadn't heard there was a shortage.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Winco in SW Washington. Lemons at $1.00 each.
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Old 08-28-2018, 03:15 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Figure it out? Get a citrus juicer and juice them. Freeze in small plastic bottles for future use. Lemon juice used to be my cocktail mixer (with stevia and water) now I have to go further afield.
I was being sarcastic.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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There is a shortage?
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:22 PM
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Location: Naples, Fl
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There is a shortage?


Apparently so blueherons!! What are the prices like in Fort Lauderdale? Publix pricing on this coast is crazy. As I said, I saw $1.19 in my closest Publix compared with 58 cents in Walmart!
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I used to have a lemon tree in my yard when I lived in California. It was a tree that was actually chopped down to a stump, but had branches growing out of it in every direction. Every branch had lemons on it twice a year. I used to pick them and have lemonade for breakfast in the mornings.

When I get onto my land, one of the first things I'm going to buy is a lemon tree. Even if I have to coddle it under glass.
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Old 08-28-2018, 03:51 PM
 
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I used to have a lemon tree in my yard when I lived in California. It was a tree that was actually chopped down to a stump, but had branches growing out of it in every direction. Every branch had lemons on it twice a year. I used to pick them and have lemonade for breakfast in the mornings.

When I get onto my land, one of the first things I'm going to buy is a lemon tree. Even if I have to coddle it under glass.
That's interesting, I didn't know lemon trees could be coppiced.


I for one have no idea how much our lemons cost - I just buy them. If I look at a receipt its only usually items $10 or more that jump out. I can't be the only one.
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