The most cold-hardy and prolific-bearing citrus variety, the kumquat is sweet and sour and can be eaten rind and all. They can be eaten whole or used as a garnish, puree, or preserves.
- Small, acidic fruits that are eaten rind and all with a sour then sweet flavor on the palate
- Orange-like citrus fruit is perfect for marmalades, preserves and as dried fruits
- Light-orange flesh contains a few seeds and also provides a nice acidic taste to complement the even sweeter peel
- Typically small to medium-sized and, over time, becomes densely loaded with fruit
- This variety is very cold hardy, flowering in summer and maturing in late winter
- Powerful citrus fragrance around mid-summer
- The most cold-hardy citrus variety with the most bountiful fruit harvest
- Oval-shaped kumquat, the most commonly sold variety in supermarkets
- Sweet rind and tart flesh, egg-shaped with a bright orange rand
- mildly juicy with few to no seeds
- Round fruit with sweet rind and flesh
- Delicious spicy flavor, best kumquat for eating fresh
- The preferred variety of China and Japan
- Hybrid between a mandarin and a kumquat
- Can be eaten rind and all
- Seedy with a crunchier rind
- Bell-shaped fruit that is longer than a standard kumquat
- Sweet peel with tangy flesh
Technical Specs for Your Tree:
- This tree is grafted, using proprietary micro-budding technology. It is not grown from cuttings or from a seed
- Rootstock: Brazilian Sour Orange or Citrange-22
- non-GMO, not organically raised
- Height: 12-inches tall or greater (not including root system)
- Stem Diameter: 4mm or greater
- Age: ~6 months in age or older
- Pot size: 2.5 quarts plastic pot (which is referred to as 1-gallon in standard nursery nomenclature)
- Start of fruit production: after one year of consistent growth
- Consistent fruit harvests: after two years of consistent growth
- Container: Your tree can stay in the pot it comes in for one year. Re-potting can be done at any time, we suggest 5-gallon to 15-gallon pot sizes with drainage holes
- Watering: A newly shipped tree needs its soil drenched daily for 4 weeks. Overwatering is not a concern if the container has drainage holes and the tree is outdoors.
- Indoor growing: watering needs to be adjusted, more info in our care guide.
- Climate Control: Needs to be protected from strong winds or temperatures under 40 degrees F.
- Light: We recommend the tree be kept outdoors for full sunlight. If is kept indoors, we recommend a full-spectrum grow light, window light will not suffice as this is a tropical tree. If the tree is kept indoors without a full spectrum grow light, we cannot say with confidence that the tree will survive or thrive.
- Nutrition: To thrive, your tree needs proper fertilizer three times yearly.
- Your tree can spend its life in a pot. We do NOT recommend planting the tree in the ground if there are any freezing temperatures unless you live in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 9a, 9b or 10a. Even then your tree must be protected from temperatures below freezing.
- Nursery: TDA/USDA certified nursery in Hargill, Texas. We do not purchase trees from any other nurseries to re-sell.
- 20-page comprehensive care guide included