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When I ask people if they would like a Kumquat they look at me as if I have said something rude! A what? And I wonder why it is that the Kumquat has never gone mainstream? The most likely explanation is that for some mysterious reason, the rind is the sweet and tasty bit and the juicy fruit is sour! There is probably a metaphor somewhere there? Most often, the Kumquat is grown for its ornamental value. The small oval citrus fruits resemble miniature oranges and look wonderful hanging from the stems between the dark leathery foliage of the tree. They look great as standards and they produce seasonal periods of heady blossom fragrance, as do all members of the citrus family.   




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Citrus. This little ornamental citrus is actually a cross between a Tangerine and a Kumquat and has glossy foliage and lovely scented blossom. The bright orange, round, juicy fruit has few seeds and a sharp acidic taste. Popular for candied peel and marmalade. Perfect as a container plant. 'Calamondin' is almost thornless. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Kumquat Calamondin

Current Stock Height: 80/90 cm  ? 

Container: pb10  ? 

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Citrus. Oval Kumquat. A popular variety with bright orange, oval fruit with thin peel that is sweet and tasty but with enough zing to be noticeable. The flesh has few seeds and is quite acid. Will produce large crops if planted in a sunny, well drained fertile spot. Evergreen.

Kumquats are highly valued for culinary purposes and it is quite common for all parts of the fruit to be used. They can have quite a strong influence on a dish to experiment with less before you add more! Perfect for Marmalade though.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m

Kumquat Fortunella Nagami

Current Stock Height: 80/100 cm  ? 

Container: pb10  ? 

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