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Where to buy Spanish limes locally?


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Where to buy Spanish limes locally?

damian | Dec 6, 2011 02:53 PM

Anyone know where I can buy Spanish limes (aka, quenapas, mamoncillo, mamón, mamones, chenet, guaya, gnep, ginep, skinnip, genip, guinep, ginnip, genups, kenèp, quenepa, genepa, xenepam, limoncillo) in the Bay Area, preferably the East Bay?

I ate this exotic longan-like lemonadey-tasting fruit in the Bahamas a few years ago and I can't stop thinking about it!

I've read that they're grown in Florida and Puerto Rico, but I can't find them in the local markets I would most suspect of having them (Berkeley Bowl and Monterey Market). Perhaps there's some Latino market or other market somewhere that has them?

Also, I've read that the season is normally June through September, so they may not be available now, but I want to be prepared for next year!

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