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lockedhalo May 30, 2011 08:18 PM

Hey,
Don't know if this is the correct spot, but can anyone tell me where I can purchase a Kaffir lime tree locally?
TIA

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    bulavinaka RE: lockedhalo May 30, 2011 09:05 PM

    I got mine at 99 Ranch years and years ago. You might also try any supermarket that serves the local Thai community. Many ethnic markets carry a small amount of often sought after agricultural specimens at or near the front end of the markets. If this fails, you can also try well stocked nurseries. These are becoming very rare as home centers are pushing most mom & pops out of business. I live in the Westside - Marina Gardens might have it and if not, they probably can order it.

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      lockedhalo RE: bulavinaka May 30, 2011 10:05 PM

      Thanks, I've asked at the local Thai markets only to be pointed to the leaves.

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        Servorg RE: lockedhalo May 31, 2011 06:42 AM

        Check with Hashimoto Nursery in the "Little Osaka" Sawtelle neighborhood: http://www.hashimotonursery.com/index... and while you are there have lunch at one of the great local Japanese restaurants.

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          lockedhalo RE: Servorg May 31, 2011 12:04 PM

          Cool, thanks;-)
          I've never been to Sawtelle, but I think I have quite a few yelpmarks

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      andytseng RE: lockedhalo May 31, 2011 11:05 AM

      Not your zip code, but I know they usually have them at San Gabriel Nursery. Hopefully you're a native angeleno and used to driving for anything.

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        lockedhalo RE: andytseng May 31, 2011 12:03 PM

        LOL!!! Transplanted Palo Altan~now very used to driving, and driving and..................

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        terencio RE: lockedhalo May 31, 2011 11:20 AM

        I got mine at the OSH hardware store near Bundy & Olympic. I think it was less than $25. They also guarantee their plants for life, so if it dies, they take it back and replace it.

        Strongly suggest calling and ordering over the phone -- they don't always have them in stock, but are really helpful when they have an order in hand.

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          lockedhalo RE: terencio May 31, 2011 12:14 PM

          Cool, you know I didn't even think of them!

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