Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Limón Mandarina / Rangpur Lime






So, my favorite lemon/lime in the world, the limón mandarina, is impossible to find in the States. I can´t recall ever seeing it. I believe it may be called a Mandarin lime or a Rangpur lime, but the photos I´ve seen of those don´t correspond to what I know.






It has the freshest lime taste you can imagine and is a perfect palatte cleanser.








5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rangpur limes would be unlikely in your part of the country. They are available in the Southwest and in parts of California - I have one myself. Sort of the Meyer lemon of limedom. It's possible that a local nursery could order one for you, but you're best bet would be to use it as a potted tree and keep it indoors during winter. While not especially frost or cold sensitive, that means not especially for the Southwest or California..

/GWPDA

durazno said...

I ordered a lime tree from gurneys.com but they substituted it with a rangpur lime, or at least that is how it was labeled when I received it. you might wanna give them a shot. Right now it is outside on my back deck but I'll be bringing it inside when it gets too cold. I've had mine for about a month now and it has about an inch of new growth. This is the link...

http://gurneys.com/dwarf-lime-fruit-trees/p/13884/

best of luck

Cham said...

Hi! We have those in Argentina, not in buenos aires but In Misiones, close to the iguazu falls. I get them by friends living there who ship them to me. I´m an absolute fan of this lemmon. I couldnt find out the real name and species. I planted the seeds, and now I have 4 small trees!! I hope they give fruit soon... Cheers

Anonymous said...

Hi, these are the best citrus fruit ever. In a bottle of Sol or Corona, perfect. With tequila and salt, the real thing. With sugar on thin pancakes - beautiful. They are standard for all the above purposes in Costa Rica where the seem to be plentiful. Probably the same in all Central America.

dina valentini said...

This is sooooo exciting! I spent 10 Days in Costa Rica in 2015 and fell in love with these. I live in northeast US and no one has ever heard of them. I’ve been to our big box grocery stores, our Latino markets and have looked on-line as I had never know their real name! Maybe now I can find a way for my local specialty store to obtain them!!! Thank you soooo much!