An analysis in different fruit markets across the country has revealed that limes are the most expensive fruits to buy, with a kg retailing at an average price of 163 shillings.
The average price of a 13 kg net of limes is 2,125 shillings, with Nairobi having the highest retail price at 2,600 shillings.
The same net of limes is selling at 1,650 shillings in Mombasa, the only other market where the fruit is sold.
Prices of limes in other markets such as Kitale, Isiolo, Nakuru, and Eldoret are not available.
Compared to limes, lemons are significantly cheaper because a kilogram of lemons is retailing at an average price of roughly 24 shillings.
A 95 Kg bag of lemons is retailing at an average price of only 2,250 shillings.
In Nairobi, lemons are retailing the highest at 3,000 shillings for a 95 Kg bag. In other towns, the same quantity is retailing at 2,850 shillings in Kitale, 1,500 shillings in both Isiolo and Mombasa, and 2,400 shillings in Nakuru.
The difference between limes and lemons is that while limes are small, round, and green, lemons are usually larger, oval-shaped, and bright yellow.
Both fruits are acidic and sour, but lemons tend to be sweeter, while limes have a more bitter flavor.
Avocados, a favourite among Kenyans for eating githeri, is retailing at an average price of 2,910 shillings for a 90 Kg bag.
A 90 Kg bag of avocados is retailing at 3,200 shillings in Nairobi, 2,000 shillings in Kitale, 3,000 shillings in Nakuru, 3,750 shillings in Mombasa and 2,600 shillings in Eldoret.
Here is a summary of prices in the different fruit markets across Kenya: