Mexican Lime History

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Mexican Lime
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Lime - Mexican  Citrus aurantifolia (Mexican, Dominican, West Indian, Key Lime)

In Florida this type is called the Key because of the extensive plantings that existed in the Florida Keys, until most of the acreage was destroyed during great storms and Hurricanes in the late 1920s and mid 1930s. 

The variety is not considered a commercial demand in the fresh market, but is a popular dooryard tree.  It is thought that as many door yard trees exist as were present at the height of commercial production in 1926. 

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