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Retail Handling Guide for Limes
Did you know...
33% of customers purchased limes within the last 12 months.
47% of customers who purchased limes were Hispanic.
76% of customers who puchased limes were college educated.
17% were only high school graduates.
Key limes are smaller than Persian limes, are aromatic and
very juicy. They have a stronger, more complex acidic flavor
than Persian limes so make a
Persian Limes are easier to grow, easier to pick because
the trees have no thorns, and due to the much thicker skin,
are easier and more economical to ship. Limes have gone the
way of the tomato in that, for economical reasons, the more
flavorful Key Lime has taken a back seat to the Persian Lime.
But real lime connoisseurs and Key Lime Pie fans still adore
the small and humble-looking Key.