Red Philippine Rangpur
Citrus limonia Osb.
Mandarins and their hybrids
November – April
The Rangpur acid mandarins are the result of a cross between an old Mandarin and a Citron. This event must have occurred in the very center of origin of citrus, as it seems to be common to find Citrus limonia varieties in India, China or Myanmar. There are numerous varieties of Rangpur, and even the Philippine Red is called by different names depending on the location, but it is always characterized by producing smaller fruits than other Rangpur. It is unknown where it originated.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, of medium size and bushy appearance, which gives it ornamental value. It is very productive. Fruit of small size, variable in morphology, but mostly globular or round. They can withstand very well on the tree. They can present basal neck and a small apical mamelon surrounded by areola is characteristic. Thin rind, orange-reddish in color when ripe. The flesh is orange, tender and juicy, with a bitter and strongly acid taste. It has seeds.
In addition to the ornamental value of the plant, the fruits can have the same use as the lime, with the particularity that its pulp is orange and citrus nuances are different. The rind is very aromatic, and can be used as a flavoring for baked goods, sweet or savory, as well as for beverages.