It's nuts. I'm now paying .75 cents for one lemon. That's plain nuts. Or I can buy a 2 pound bag of lemons for $4.49 but the things are super small, super over ripe & awful in taste. Limes are going from .29 cents each to .88cents if you get the organic ones. You would think that being down here in SC, the gosh darn things would be less in cost. I mean from here to Jacksonville, Fl. is probably no more than a six hour drive & Jacksonville, is a citrus growing area. Now it appears that grapefruit has come down some in cost but is still high. Five pound bag runs about $4-4.50 & quality is poor.
Now on the other hand, we have just about any apple variety you can name....But apples in July..Really. And people don't seem to know the seasonal patterns to fruits & veggies. Who buys apples in July? They are all cold storage & will be ready for the trash can within 48 hours of taking them home. OK, I'm one of those strange people who loves lemons & fruit. But I'm not gonna pay .75 cents for one lemon.