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.








4 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.