Rangpur Santa Barbara
Citrus limonia Osb.
Mandarins and their hybrids
November – May
The Rangpur acid mandarins are the result of a cross between an old Mandarin and a Citron. There are numerous Rangpur varieties in the world, especially in Asia, but also in other places where they have been cultivated. Originally, Rangpur were used as rootstocks for other citrus, especially in India and Brazil. Later they acquired ornamental value, mainly in the USA, where they arrived at the end of the 19th century. The Santa Barbara Rangpur is the result of a selection carried out in 1912 in Mr. Hale’s estate, located in Santa Barbara, California (USA).
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous and productive tree, open growing. Small-medium sized fruits of globose or subglobose morphology and depressed poles. Thin, slightly pitted rind, intense orange color when ripe and with the characteristic Rangpur scent. Melting pulp, acid and with a bitter point. Some seeds may be present.
Its use, in addition to the ornamental, relates to the use of the fruits as substitutes for lime or lemon, providing different nuances to these.