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Finger Limes

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NomadicFoodie Nov 11, 2011 05:45 PM

I had never heard of finger limes before coming to Australia. Since I've been here, I've seen them mentioned in several recipes, but can't seem to find them in any stores. Granted I've mostly been shopping at the bigger chains (Coles, Woolworths) but seeing as they grow native here I thought they would be more common.

Is this something I should be looking for at farmers markets? Or where would one find finger limes?

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  1. debbieann RE: NomadicFoodie Nov 11, 2011 06:16 PM

    when I was in Sydney I found them at the fruit shop on Glebe Pt Rd, the one near Bridge Rd. I have not seen them very often.

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      Blacken RE: debbieann Jan 15, 2012 04:34 AM

      David Jones used to have them.....

      They not around for long, so grab them when you can...

      I used to like them on Icecream... The texture and taste used to go well

      Cheers

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        gemuse RE: Blacken Jan 15, 2012 11:42 PM

        I've been checking DJ's recently for finger limes and haven't yet seen any. I understand the season is Jan-April, so maybe it's still a bit early.

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      mr_gimlet RE: NomadicFoodie Nov 11, 2011 07:12 PM

      Vic Market have them

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        NomadicFoodie RE: NomadicFoodie Nov 11, 2011 07:27 PM

        We're up in QLD now... heading to Cairns/Palm Cove later this week. Guess I'll just have to keep my eyes out for them. Would love to try them out!

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          gemuse RE: NomadicFoodie Nov 12, 2011 07:25 PM

          So glad you asked this. I've been reading about these lately, and have never seen one. I'm keeping my eyes peeled around Sydney, so I'll report back if I spot any.

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            Blacken RE: NomadicFoodie Feb 5, 2012 12:36 PM

            Saw lots of them In Sydney Fish Market fruit and vegetable store - the one at the end of the hall

            Cheers

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              camdira RE: Blacken Feb 21, 2012 02:42 AM

              You can get them at Fresh Generation at the Vic Market. The last fruit and veg shop before the entrance to the deli section.

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                gemuse RE: Blacken Feb 23, 2012 02:15 AM

                Picked some up at the fish market last weekend. Thanks for the pointer.

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                  sharpe_555 RE: Blacken Apr 7, 2012 02:24 AM

                  For what it's worth, finger limes are starting to come into season now (at least in Western Australia). For those who can't find finger limes at their local high end grocer or farmer's market, it might be worth contacting the growers - usually small, boutique farmers - direct and inquire if they'd be willing to post some out. www.limeburst.com might be a good place to start.

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