Rangpur Lime

The Rangpur Lime Tree

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Despite being labeled as a lime, the Rangpur isn’t very lime-like at all. In fact, the Rangpur Lime is a hybrid between mandarin orange and citron. The name of this tree originates from Rangpur, Bangladesh. Don’t let the orange skin fool you; the fruit’s juice is very acidic.

Basic Information

Common Name Rangpur Lime
Botanical Name Citrus X limonia
Location of Origin India
USDA Zones 8B-10
Can be grown in containers? Yes

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size Medium
Fruit Shape Round
Fruit Flavor Very Acidic
Rind Thickness Thin
Rind Texture little pits, fairly smooth to slightly rough
Rind Color Yellowish to reddish-orange
Flesh Color Orange to Red
Easy to Peel? Fairly Easy
Seeds Fairly Seedy

Tree Details

Has Thorns? Yes
Foliage Color Dull Green
Foliage Size Medium
Flower Color White
Flower Size Medium
Mature Tree Height in Ground 6′ – 10′
Fruit Bearing Age 3 – 4 years old
Alternate Bearing? No
Heat to Sweeten Fruit? No

Growing Conditions

Temperature Hardy to 32 ºF
Self-fertile? Yes
Sunlight Required Full Sun
Bloom Season in Minnesota Spring
Harvest Season in Minnesota Winter
Average Spring/Summer Watering Once every 1-2 weeks, more often when hot
Average Fall/Winter Watering Once every 3 weeks

Guides for Growing in Containers


ranpur lime blooms indoors in container

rangpur lime fruit forming