Kumquat

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VARIETY SEASON OF
MATURITY
SEEDS/
FRUIT
FRUIT
SIZE
COMMENTS
CENTENNIEL(oblong) (variegated) NOV – MAY SM – MED
2” – 2-1/2”
Sour, similar in taste to limequat (Key Lime). Turns orange when very ripe.
MARUMI (round)
Fortunella japonica
FEW SMALL
1” – 1½”
Plant thornier than Nagami; more tart than Meiwa. Cold sensitive.
MEIWA (round)
Fortunella crassifolia (F. margarita X F. japonica)
NOV – MAY FEW
3-5 (very small)
SMALL
1” – 1½”
round
Sweetest of all kumquats; best eating kumquat. Thick rind, little juice. Used for preserves, candied fruit & eating out of hand. Compact growth habit; tree is small, thornless. Cold hardy.
NAGAMI (long)
Fortunella margarita
NOV – MAY FEW
3-5 (very small)
SMALL
1¼” – 1¾”
oblong
More tart taste than Meiwa & brighter orange color. Used for preserves & commercial landscaping. Small – medium, vigorous tree has small, dark green leaves, fine branches. Cold hardy.

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