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Jun 17, 2009 01:00 PM

finger limes available in sf/bay area?

just read this post on delicious days and my curiosity/sour tooth is completely piqued.

has anyone spotted this fruit somewhere in the sf bay area? i'm thinking berkeley bowl might be my best bet.

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  1. These people could probably put you in touch with a local source, if there is one:

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Thanks for the tip! I wrote them an email looking for a local distributor. Will post the results when I hear back.

      1. re: possumspice

        The picture on the link that Robert posted looked so good that I also wrote them an email. I will also post if I hear back.

    2. We looked into finding some after having some in Australia last year. No luck. Someone is growing some in Riverside at the UCR citrus research orchard but they are not for sale. We also heard (not for sure) that someone else was trying to grow some somewhere else in CA, but was finding the growing climate challenging. They need a rainforest environment. I think you can get them or their pulp frozen from the company that RL linked.

      1. Heard back and unfortunately this was the reply:

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        Thanks for your interest in Fingerlimes. Unfortunately they are currently unavailable, please check for future availability. Thanks

        Primizie Fine Foods

        330 Casanova Street

        Bronx, New York 10474

        t/347 702 9761

        f/347 702 9768

        1. Answering my own question several years later. Have spotted these near the seafood section of the Portrero Whole Foods. Next question: what should I do with them?