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General Produce

Citrus, Limequats

Common Packs:

5- and 10-lb. bulk packs

Receiving Inspecting:

Select smooth, glossy fruit that is firm and heavy for its size.

Storage Handling:
 

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 50-55° F/10-13° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity

Maintain adequate air ventilation during storage. Keep cartons off the floor to help prevent dampening of boxes from condensation of moisture in the room. Store citrus away from foods with strong odors and ethylene-producing fruits.

Shelf-Life:
21 to 28 days.
Troubleshooting:

Pitting and discoloration of skin are indications of chill damage.

Limes are sensitive to ethylene; exposure to the gas may cause skin deterioration and increase the fruit’s susceptibility to decay. Store away from ethylene-producing fruits and ripening rooms.

Low humidity may cause limes to lose moisture, resulting in shriveling and loss of juice.

Pebbly brown or black skin is an indication of bruising or decay caused by rough handling.

Usage Ideas:

  • Limequats make excellent jams and jellies; serve with biscuits, muffins, and waffles.
  • Candy limequats and use to top cheesecakes and puddings.
Seasonal Availability:

California is a major production area.