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Red Rangpur Lime

Citrus limonia - The lime for eating fresh

Red Rangpur Lime


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Product information "Red Rangpur Lime"

The red Rangpur lime fools the viewer and the connoisseur somewhat with its appearance, the name and the taste. It comes – as the name suggests – from the Indian subcontinent and is said to originate from the cross of a lemon (and a original lemon) with a tangerine. In Latin, this citrus species is called Citrus x Limonia (and the x actually indicates that it's not really its own species). The red Rangpur lime is about the size of a lemon (much larger than lime) and has a beautifully warm orange colour despite all expectations.
Key advantanges of the Rangpur Lime:
  • Grows to a compact tree
  • Has a wonderful, orange fruit and flesh colour
  • Very sweet with almost no sourness
The peel colour and fruit colour of the Rangpur lime
This brings us to the first topic, the colour of the Rangpur lime. In tropical or subtropical warm regions, the peel of the Rangpur lime seems to remain green; in our region it will be an intense orange colour. Recently, when I was digging out a sack of Rangpur limes that were grown in Bad Zwischenahn for a tasting demonstration, I thought I'd first made a mistake because the fruit looked more like an orange than a lime. Incidentally, the ripe pulp is also deep orange, while the pressed juice then comes out a bit more pale; yellow with a slight touch of orange.
The taste of the Rangpur lime
I pressed the fruits ripened in Northern Germany, and then place the glass straight up to my nose. Here you are first brought back to the lime trail, from which you have already strayed due to the colour. The scent is lemony-lime, not at all “orangy” and certainly not “mandarin-like”... And then I take a sip – and again there is a surprise in the other direction: the red Rangpur lime does not taste sour, but…very sweet. In many posts on the internet, even at Wikipedia is always said that the taste – as one would expect from a lime – is very sour, but that is – at least for a fully ripe Rangpur lime – not at all the case. To rescue the reputation of the Wikipedia writers I can only hope that at least immature or even greenish Rangpur limes could be a bit sour...but actually I would like to doubt that as well. I also find no really bitter taste components, as you can also read in some internet contributions, however the Rangpur limes are quite simply very sweet. Not only the absolute sugar level is crucial here for the sweet impression, but also the absence of acid. Thus, the Rangpur lime joins other citrus species from the Indian subcontinent and Asia, which have very little acidity. The Rangpur lime is certainly very suitable if you cannot tolerate acid, or if you want to mix the fruit juice with sour or bitter alcoholic beverages…
Growth: Quite compact, well-branched
Flowers: White flowers, which appear mainly in the spring; a second flowering is possible throughout the summer; very reliable, annual flowering
Fruits: Green and roundish; orange when ripe in our climate (stays green in tropical climates); there are a few, small seeds; the peel separates well from the pulp
Taste: The first impression is very mild, barely sour, barely flavoured, somewhat reminiscent of mandarin oranges that have become too neutral. Clearly bitter in the aftertaste. Nice and juicy.
History and use: The red Rangpur lime comes from India and is eaten fresh like mandarin oranges
Frost hardiness/overwintering: Cool at 5-10°C in a cold house
  • Available April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Use greenhouses/winter gardens, for containers, South- and West-facing walls, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness place in an unheated room during the winter
  • Soil moist, dry, moderately heavy, light, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green

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