How much is a lemon?
Cost of Lemons - 2011
69¢ for a single organic lemon (2011). Whole Foods market. Los Angeles, California. May 26, 2011.
50¢ per lemon when purchasing a $3 bag of six lemons (2011). Reported cost for a bag of six lemons. “Have you noticed how much 3 lemons cost lately? It could be as much as $2 [$2/3 lemons = 67¢], but a bag of lemons could cost you $3 and you get triple the amount [$3/6 lemons = 50¢].” (Stephanie Schandler, “Top 10 ways to save money at the grocery store,” Long Island Examiner, Long Island, New York, March 13, 2011)
39¢ for a single lemon (2011). Trader Joe's market. Los Angeles, California, May 26, 2011.
24.8¢ per lemon when purchasing a $1.49 bag of six lemons (2011). Trader Joe's market. Los Angeles, California, May 26, 2011.
$2 for three lemons or 67¢ per lemon (2011). Reported cost for three lemons. “Bagged items such as potatoes, onions, oranges, apples along other produce are usually a good deal when you buy the 5 lb bags. Have you noticed how much 3 lemons cost lately? It could be as much as $2, but a bag of lemons could cost you $3 and you get triple the amount. Squeeze your lemons when you get home and save in a glass jar in your refrigerator or freezer for future uses.” (Stephanie Schandler, “Top 10 ways to save money at the grocery store,” Long Island Examiner, Long Island, New York, March 13, 2011)
$1.69 (2009). Price of a lemon (2009). “Have you seen how much lemons cost these days at the supermarket? They were $1.69 each last time I checked. EACH. A single lemon. Uno limon. One yellow fruit that you cut up to put in your ice tea. I'm going to sell my Google stock and invest in lemon futures.” (Charles Memminger, “Soured over price of lemons,” The Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 15, 2009)
$1.29 (2008). Cost of a lemon in Los Angeles in 2008. “[P]oor weather [during the summer of 2008] caused world-wide lemon shortages, resulting in skyrocketing prices. The U.S. Department of Agriculture even reported in May 2008 that crops are down 12 percent compared to last year. The result:
99¢ (2002). Price of standard large lemons. “Standard large lemons have been particularly pricey: 99 cents each at many supermarkets, though we've also seen them at 89 cents and 79 cents. Small lemons cost less -- $1 for three or four of them at many stores. At one independent market, we saw them at 10 for $1.” (Judith Blake, Seattle Times staff reporter, “Lemon love: cost of puckering up,” The Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington, December 11, 2002, p. E1)
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69¢ (1995). Price of a large lemon. “The price is right, too: The fruit weighs in at anywhere from 20 cents (for a small lemon) to 69 cents (for a large one).” Price of a lemon. (Tom Sietsema, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “Fruit Of The Poor Lemon Is Quite Possible To Eat,” March 29, 1995, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, p. C-4)
(1) Bill Sidnam, veteran Southern California garden writer, “Lemon tree, very pretty, and you can save some bucks,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, California, September 17, 2006, p. I-17
(2) Carole Kotkin, email@example.com, “Without lemons, life would lack zest,” Miami Herald, May. 13, 2010. See books by Carol Kotkin. Follow Carole on Twitter.
(3) Sharon Sanders, “A Fan Tells Why She's Sweet on Lemons,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 18, 1993 - Buy a case of lemons
(4) Kate Chynoweth and Elizabeth Woodson, Lemons – Growing, Cooking, Crafting, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California, 2003
(5) Joyce Rosencrans, Scripps Howard News Service, “Refreshing Ways To Use Lemons On Summer Days,” Press-Telegram, Long Beach, California, July 21, 1994, p. G9
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