We have a consistent supply in truckloads 52 weeks per year. As part of our quality assurance, we regraded all limes immediately prior to shipment to our customers.
10# and 40# boxes /2# and 5# bags
|Temperature:||55 F, 12.8 C|
|Relative humidity:||85-90 percent|
|Typical Shelf life:||14-28 Days|
If it is necessary to hold limes overnight or over weekends, keep them refrigerated. Avoid putting them in contact with ice, which can cause over chilling. Handle limes gently; bruised skins encourage decay. Limes should be smooth and shiny with good green skin color and feel heavy of their size. Avoid limes with yellow skin, which indicates lack of acidity. Dull, dry skin indicates age and loss of flavor.
Limes are believed to be native to southeastern Asia and have been refined for hundreds of years. Arabs were the first to bring this citrus fruit westward. The juice was given to sailors to prevent scurvy, which brought about the nickname limeys. It is believed that Christopher Columbus is the person who introduce them to North America.
Source: The Packer