Rangpur is a hybrid between Citrus and Limonia which is also known as Lemandarin.
Overview of Rangpur
• It is a hybrid between the mandarin orange and the lemon.
• It is a citrus fruit.
• It has a very acidic taste.
• It has an acidic orange peel and flesh.
• Citrus × limonia is cultivated as an ornamental tree.
• It is used for planting in gardens and a container plant on patios and terrace.
• It is used principally as a root stock.
Common names for this fruit include:
• Rangpur, named after Rangpur, Bangladesh
• Canton lemon in South China
• A hime lemon in Japan
• A cravo lemon in Brazil
• Mandarin-lime in the United States
Scientific classification for Rangpur
• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Eudicots
• (unranked) : Rosids
• Order : Sapindales
• Family : Rutaceae
• Genus : Citrus
• Species : C. × limonia
• It prefers well drained soil.
• The spacing between two plants should be approximately 15 to 20 feet.
• It will start producing fruits in around four to six years.
• Full production will take around seven to ten years.
• It is salt tolerant.
• The soil of pH 5.o to 7.0 is suitable for their growing.
• Rangpur likes sunny location.
• The container should be 2 to 4 inches larger in diameter than the root ball of the plant.
• The container should be light weight but sturdy.
• Plant the lime in the pot with peat-based potting soil.
• Tamp the soil down with fingers.
• The top of the root ball should be 1 inch below the top of the container’s rim.
• Do not cover the root ball in soil.
• Give lime tree lukewarm water after planting.
• Water should soak in around the perimeter of the root ball until liquid drains from the bottom hole.
• Do not over-water.
• Soil particles come in direct contact with the root ball and eliminate air pockets.
• Add additional potting soil to the container after watering.
• Lime tree roots do not tolerate soggy soils.
• From November to March, keep the soil slightly drier before watering.
• Apply a well-balanced formula of slow-release granular or water-soluble fertilizer from mid-spring to early fall.
• A 6-6-6 or 10-10-10 formula with micro-nutrients works well.
• Trim leggy branches with hand pruners in early spring through early summer.
• Make pruning cuts 1/4-inch above a lower branch junction or leaf.