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The price of limes is continuing to climb...
There's a lime shortage caused by heavy rains that killed blossoms in many Mexican lime groves in February and March.
Bacterial disease also infected the trees
The typical winter lime from Mexico runs about 30 dollars/case.
That price more than quadrupled in recent weeks to 160 dollars/case!
The little green fruit has become such a commodity that criminals are getting involved.
Jim Mills/Produce Fresh
And then the most odd thing of all, and it's been fairly well-documented,
The Mexican drug cartels got involved as the price of limes increased, and were actually hijacking shipments
There may be some relief soon though.
Limes will soon be coming in from Veracruz, which should dramatically drop the price.