Kumquats & Hybrids

KUMQUATS

Meiwa Kumquat
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Distinguished by their rounded versus oval shape and their sweetness. Often simply referred to as the sweet kumquat. Meiwa kumquats are entirely edible, rind, flesh and the occasional soft seeds. Meiwa kumquats have a thick, smooth oily peel with aromatic citron fragrances and sweet flavour. The fruit’s flesh is not overly juicy but still very flavourful and tart. Only by eating both the skin and flesh will its perfect sweet-tart flavor balance be experienced. Harvest late winter through early spring. Meiwa in its native Chinese language translates to “golden orange”.

Nagami Kumquat
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Does very well as a containerize tree as well as planted out. Fruit is sweet with a little bit of tart.

Cent. Var. Nagami
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Cent. Variegated Nagami has a very showy leaf, small and variegated. Fruit is also variegated. Does very well as a containerize tree. Fruit is sweet with a little bit of tart.

HYBRIDS

Calamondin
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Fruit very small, oblate to spherical; apex flattened or depressed. Rind colour orange to orange-red; very thin, smooth, and finely pitted, easily separable only at maturity; sweet/sour and edible. Segments about 9 and axis small and semi-hollow. Flesh orange-coloured; tender, juicy, and acid, used in marmalade’s, jellies and drinks. Seeds few, small, plump, poly-embryonic, and with green cotyledons. Fruit holds on tree remarkably well. Tree of medium vigour, highly productive, upright and columnar, nearly thorn-less; leaves small, broadly oval, and mandarin-like. Strongly cold-resistant. Outstanding in containers.

‘Nippon’ Orangequat
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Satsuma and Meiwa kumquat hybrid. Fruit is large and very flavourful. Matures early and holds well to the tree.

Nova
Height: 8ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
A Clementine and Orlando tangelo hybrid. Fruit is medium-large in size, easy peeling, good colour, pleasant flavour and juicy. Harvested November to December. Tree is dense with dark green leaves and somewhat up right in habit. Tree is cold tolerant.

Sunquat
Height: 3ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Lemon and kumquat hybrid. Fruit is large (for kumquat) with tropical flavour. Fruit has nice yellow colour and juicy. Tree is vigorous and productive, although thorny. Leaves are dark green and dense.

Tavares Limquat
Height: 3ft
Zone: 9-12
Notes:
Persian Lime and kumquat hybrid. Fruit tastes like the lime but is smaller and more cold hardy. It is has an upright growth and very attractive. Does well in containers.

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