Sweet Kumquat (Citrus japonica) in the Citrus Fruits Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Sweet Kumquat
Give a thumbs up Kumquat
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Give a thumbs up Meiwa Kumquat
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Give a thumbs up Marumi Kumquat

Botanical names:
Citrus japonica Accepted
Fortunella japonica Synonym
Fortunella x crassifolia Synonym
Fortunella obovata Synonym
Fortunella crassifolia Synonym
Fortunella margarita Synonym
Fortunella hindsii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Sep 23, 2013 6:15 AM

This edible fruit is grown on a shrub or small tree. It is native to southern China. The fruit can be round or oval in various shades of yellow to orange. The peel is sweeter than the inside, which is rather sour.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 18, 2018 7:52 PM

I have 'Meiwa' round fruited. It's June and it's full of fragrant flowers at this time. I have a small yard, so when I bought the 3' plant, I put it in a 32 gal. Rubbermaid trash can with holes in the bottom. It's 3 years later now and it's 5' tall x 3' across. It grows and produces well in 5 hours of morning/mid-day sun then bright light the rest of the day. I add fruit tree fertilizer twice a year. I collect about 2 gallons of fruit in Dec., which I make into canned marmalade.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Cumquat/Kumquat by carolem Feb 26, 2018 3:46 PM 3
Can you find this plants name? by Cayman45 Jun 11, 2016 10:02 AM 7
Fortunella Margarita Kumquat by Andreia Nov 7, 2015 7:20 PM 2

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