Nonetheless, in case you plan on shopping for in bulk, you may wish to be cautious of how shortly lemons and limes spoil. If you happen to plan on arranging your lemons and limes in a bowl on the counter, they will solely final a couple of week. And it is easy to inform once they’re not edible—they change into tender, mushy, and dry out. In some (worst-case) situations, they could even develop mould. When this occurs, the very last thing you wish to do is devour them.