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California's heat wave is making lemons far more expensive

California's heat wave is making lemons far more expensive



2018-08-11T03:30:00+0000

Demand for lemons already outpaces production in the U.S. Thanks to the heat wave, that's about to get a lot worse.

The lemon slice for your iced tea is set to get more expensive, and you can blame California’s scorching weather. The sweltering heat is causing lemons to ripen prematurely, analysts said. That has sent prices surging by as much as 49% from a month ago.



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