If your favorite part of Scooby Doo was when the villain would be unmasked to be the kooky neighbor lady, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★☆

Looks identical to a tangerine – inside and out.

AROMA Rating: ★★★★☆

Strong, floral and perfumy lime fragrance. Almost as complicated as the Kaffir lime.

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★½

Juicy and luscious with very few seeds, if any.

TASTE Rating: ★★★½☆

Extremely sour, distinct lemon-lime flavor with the slightest hint of tangerine (I concede this may be related to how it looks, but I did try it with my eyes closed just to check).

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

This lime is just crazy cool and the devious part of me aches to trick everyone I know into thinking it is a little, sweet tangerine. Oh how I wish these were around during Halloween. Have you noticed yet how much I mention Halloween? It’s not because I am obsessed with the holiday (although maybe a little bit), but more that I am constantly reminded of it. Who knew the world of fruit could be so crafty and clever?


Rangpur Lime






Rancho Del Sol
Jamul, CA


Specialty Produce


Hilariously this “lime” isn’t a lime at all but actually a hybrid between a mandarin and a lemon. It is also known by the names: marmalade lime, canton lemon, mandarin lime and lemandarin. As you might imagine, “lemandarin” is my favorite and I intend to start going by lefruitmaven as often as possible (or at least when I’m not going by “Fruit Maven the Elder“).


Rangpur Lime Punch
Rangpur Lime Hummus (scroll down)