Borneo Rangpur Citrus Tree
Borneo Rangpur known also as Rangpur Lime or Mandarin Lime, this unique and attractive variety features year-round crops of bright orange, Mandarin-size fruit. Very juicy and easy to peel, its tart juice resembles lemon-lime in taste and can be used like Lime juice in beverages, salads and Asian dishes. Said to be more cold hardy than most other lemons and limes, the Borneo Rangpur has a fighting chance in USDA Zone 8b if planted in a protected location.
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Latin Name: Citrus limonia
Site and Soil: In spring, summer and fall, keep your potted Citrus in a location with 1/2 day to full sun. In the winter, place your plant in a well-lit room. Potting soil should be coarse, acidic, and well-drained.
Rootstock Description: Flying Dragon is a hardy and very dwarfing rootstock for Citrus that induces very early flowering and fruit production. Trees grown on Flying Dragon will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile. You can help it set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: Should be hardy to at least 20° F but we recommend moving it to a well-lit and protected location in the fall when temperatures drop below 40° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft.
Taste: Tart, lemon-lime like
Fruit Skin: Orange
Fruit Flesh: Orange
Bloom Time: Winter to early spring
Ripening Time: Sets most of its crop in winter.
Yield: 40-50 fruit
Care: Fertilize with citrus mix 3-4 times per year with typical applications in late winter (Jan-Feb), late spring (May-June) and early fall (Sept-Oct).
Pests & Diseases: While outside, Citrus plants will likely not be bothered by insect pests. Be on the lookout for slugs. Indoors, Citrus can have mites and/or aphids. Watch carefully for any problems and treat with an insecticidal soap or wash them off. We have not seen any disease problems on our Citrus varieties.
USDA Zone: 8b