er... Jo'berg's mystery green citrus - Narchi?
Hi folks- here's a tricky one. No photo, no sample, but a nifty story and a definite mystery.
My DearSigOther and his Dad wandered around South Africa together a couple years ago, mostly ogling wildlife but also sampling every food and drink they could find, as near as I can tell. Spicy jerkys called Biltong, home brewed malty beers... and a citrus they swear was called "Narchi".
About the size of a small to medium grapefruit, spherical, rough-textured, pale-green quite thick peel, sections far sweeter than lemons or grapefruit but tasting nothing like oranges.
According to them this Narchi was utterly delightful, and available in every grocery store in a large area around Johannesburg, but they never saw it at all down in Cape Town.
Purdue's site doesn't show it, Google spends several pages assuring me it's some doctor's last name -- I'm gambling on serendipity and kindness from the good folks at Gardenweb!