The Rangpur Lime is a hardy very vigorous tree with medium green leaves that is more cold tolerant than other lime trees. It’s a hybrid between a mandarin and a lemon bearing plenty of fruit that is yellow to orange in colour from late autumn to spring with a distinctive fresh lime fragrance. It looks more like a mandarin than a lime and is often mistaken for one. It’s easily peeled and can be broken into segments like mandarins but has a distinct, tangy, acidic lime flavour making it ideal for garnishes, marinades savoory dishes or cocktails.
|Size — 140mm|
|Growth Width — 4m|
|Growth Height — 4m|
|Flower Colour — White|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
Plant in a sunny, open position in well-drained soil. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root-ball. Take out the plant from the container and place the plant into the hole so that the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill in the hole firmly and water it well even if the soil is moist. To keep the tree free of grass and weeds, and to retain moisture, remember to mulch well but keep mulch away from the tree trunk to avoid collar rot.
Water regularly during warmer months, when buds appear, it starts flowering or when fruit is forming. Water container specimens every three to four days, and more often in hot weather. Do not water the trunk.
Prune in late spring with pruning shears to shape the tree and to remove any dying, low hanging branches or leaves from the tree. Take off any suckers at the base of the trunk and on branches to encourage new growth.