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Where are the Lemons?

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Where are the Lemons?

Can anybody tell me if any grocery store in Puerto Vallarta sells Lemons? I cannot enjoy fish or seafood without real lemon, limes just on't cut it for me.

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1. Re: Where are the Lemons?

hmmmm i can't reacall i've never seen a regular lemon in PV... only "limons" (little limes) -suze

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2. Re: Where are the Lemons?

If lemons are not availble at all in PV, is there a way to make an application with customs to bring in lemons from home. (that were actually imported from Florida)?

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3. Re: Where are the Lemons?

Last winter we needed some lemons for a recipie and went out on a search. We hit the usual outdoor market on the southside, Leys, Mega, Walmart, Sams, Costco and found not a single lemon. Later that day we stopped in Rizzo's to pick-up a few things and there it was! An entire bin full of nice juicy yellow lemons!

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4. Re: Where are the Lemons?

Not sure what Mexico's rules are, but I know bringing citrus back to the US (or at least California) is a huge no-no, I think the signs say it is a $25K fine.

The limons in PV are usually pretty sweet and really good on fish, although many of us noticed they were more bitter recently, I am guessing due to the large amounts of rain this summer.

Edited: 15 November 2010, 16:42
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5. Re: Where are the Lemons?

I'm sure someone can correct me if I am wrong, but I THINK you can declare the food item (in this case, lemons) on your customs form and if they have a problem with it they will let you know and make you dispose of them.

Again, I could very well be wrong, but I think as long as you declare them, the worst that could happen is for them to say you can't take them in. I don't believe there would be a penalty/fine if they were declared. Now if they find them and you don't declare them, there could be a problem.

I'm guessing that one of the little plastic lemons with lemon juice in it wouldn't meet your needs? That may not meet your needs. I think bzy1 used to have some friends that "imported" those for her?

Good luck!

Cheers,

Deanna

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6. Re: Where are the Lemons?

Costco has lemons pretty well all the time

hope this helps

Bruce

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7. Re: Where are the Lemons?

Deanna Mexico allows NO foreign fruit in from the US. Declare it or not they will confiscate it! Happened to my best friends with lemons. Also no Mexican fruit into California especially avocados.

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8. Re: Where are the Lemons?

Unless they are transported by corporations, not by individuals. ;=))

I could swear I saw lemons at the WalMart in Mezcales last month but I might be wrong. Sure loved their produce section though. Very colorful.

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9. Re: Where are the Lemons?

Thanks for the corrections peddler665 and Marly.

It was an idea anyway. I thought you might be ok if you declared it. On to Plan B I guess.

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10. Re: Where are the Lemons?

I would bring the small little plastic lemons that are squeezeable and have the lemon juice in them. They are small and fit into luggage real easy.