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Finger Limes

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. 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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    1. re: debbieann

      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

      1. re: Blacken

        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.

      1. 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!

        1. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: Blacken

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

              1. re: Blacken

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

                1. re: Blacken

                  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.