Persian Lime (Citrus latifolia), also known as Tahiti lime, is a citrus fruit sold simply as a "lime". The fruit is about 6 cm in diameter, often with slightly nippled ends, and is usually sold quite green, although it yellows as it reaches full ripeness. It is larger, thicker-skinned, and less aromatic than the key lime or Mexican Lime (Citrus aurantifolia), which has a wider agricultural distribution worldwide.

The advantages of the Persian lime in commercial agriculture compared to the Key lime are the larger size, absence of seeds, hardiness, absence of thorns on the bushes, and longer fruit shelf life. They are less acidic than key limes and don't have the bitterness that lends to the key lime's unique flavor.

Persian limes are commercialized in USA in six sizes, known as 110's, 150's, 175's, 200's, 230's and 250's and in Europe in 4.5 kg boxes sizes 36´s, 42´s 48´s, 54´s and 60´s.

Limes are grown, processed, and exported year around from Mexico to the American, European and Asian markets.

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