Ask Evan: Where Can I Find Rangpur Limes and What Do I Do With Them?

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Every Tuesday I answer a question from a Good Food listener. You can email me a question, leave one on Facebook or add one in the comments section here. This week’s came from Chrissy:

Where Can I Find Rangpur Limes and What Do I Do With Them?

This is a great question. I grow my own Rangpur Limes in a pot in my backyard. As far as where to buy them, David Karp recently wrote in his Market Watch column, “Sandy Lejeune, who used to work at Fairview Gardens, now tends an orchard that has a few Rangpur lime trees, and he sells the fruits at the Santa Barbara Saturday farmers market. Mud Creek Ranch of Santa Paula has planted Rangpur trees, although they’re still young. A specialty citrus grower in Orange Cove,Rising C Ranches, sells Rangpur limes by mail order from late December to March.” David says that Rangpur limes look just like a mandarin with an orange flesh and describes the flavor as clean and spicy.

Rangpur limes make the best gin and tonic. Robert Lambert sells a Rangpur Lime syrup that would make a great addition to a cocktail if you can’t get your hands on fresh Rangpur Limes.