Price of Limes Increases due to Cold Weather

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WESLACO — Cold weather is reportedly the reason for pricey limes this season.

The price is now three times higher than it was in February.

Wholesalers said many of the limes that come through the Valley are produced near Veracruz, Mexico. They said wet and nearly freezing conditions led to fewer blooms on trees, resulting in a smaller lime crop.

“Every year, it's the same,” said Ismael Lopez, quality control supervisor for Grupo San Gabriel. “Limes have their season. In November and December, the yield goes down. It depends if there's bad weather. If there's bad weather, the yield goes down.”

Wholesalers said the spike in prices should be over soon. They said limes are a year-round fruit.

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