||Re-classified to: Citrus japonica
The Kumquat is known for its sweet rind, sour fruit and ability to be eaten whole. The tree is a beauty, bursting with an abundance of oval-shaped, bright orange fruit and prized for its ornamental and edible uses.
Prized for its ornamental value, this evergreen citrus has deep green, glossy leaves, fragrant flowers and will have fruit ready to harest in the fall through midwinter.
Fragrant, long-blooming citrus trees are perfect for the Northern California garden. Their evergreen nature provides rich green color all year round. Not to mention the abundant and delicious fruit you will harvest.
||Flavor is sweet and sour. The rind is sweet, fragrant and flavorful with sour flesh. Can be eaten whole.
||Upright or Bushy, depending on pruning. Moderate grower.
||Container, espalier, ground
||Full Sun (minimum 6 hours, 8+ is preferred).
||Moist, very well-draining soil. Never soggy; make sure not to over-water. Prefers deep, infrequent watering to sporadic light watering.
|Planting and Care Tip:
||All citrus require full sun. Citrus are heavy feeders. Fertilize in late winter before bloom and regularly throughout growing season. Do not fertilize in winter. Prune in early spring, after fear of frost to desired shape. Newly planted should not be pruned for the first 2-3 years, except to remove suckers below the scion graft.
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