Kumquat Tree

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Description

The Kumquat tree grows into a large shrub or small tree with a neat and tidy shape. It is evergreen and has small, dark green, willow-like leaves and very few thorns. Small, white, fragrant ‑ flowers precede the decorative fruit, which ripens in autumn and winter and can hang on the trees for months on end.

The fruit is sweet and tart at the same time and is eaten without removing the peel. If you are interested in trying your hand at growing kumquat trees, you should gather as much kumquat tree info as possible to avoid any kumquat tree problems later down the road.

How to identify :

– The fruit is oblong or round in shape and orange or reddish-orange in color.
– The rind is thin and pebbly.
– The flesh is in three to five segments, lacking in juice, with rather large seeds for the size of the fruit.
– Fruit may be tart or sweet, depending on species.

Benefits of eating kumquats?

– Kumquats also supply smaller amounts of several B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc.
– The edible seeds and the peel of kumquats provide a small amount of omega-3 fats ( 3 ).
– As with other fresh fruits, kumquats are very hydrating.

When to prune?

– Pull the mulch back several inches from the trunk of the tree.
– Kumquat trees don’t require pruning except to remove suckers that drain the tree’s resources.
– If you want to prune to shape the tree, do so after you harvest the fruit but before the flowers bloom in spring.
– If you want to prune to shape the tree, do so after you harvest the fruit but before the flowers bloom in spring.

– Any citrus seed will, if well grown, eventually produce a fruiting tree. But it can take up to ten to fifteen years.
– Some varieties in ideal conditions, if you’re lucky, may fruit in as short as around five years

Additional information

Volume

70L

Kumquat Tree Care

– As part of your kumquat tree care, you should keep the soil moist around young trees, but not wet or soggy.
– Once the tree is established, water during dry spells. Withhold fertilizer for the first two or three months.
– Use a fertilizer designed for citrus trees thereafter, following the label instructions.
– Use a layer of mulch over the root zone to help the soil hold moisture and inhibit weeds that compete with the tree for moisture and nutrients.
– Pull the mulch back several inches from the trunk of the tree.
– Kumquat trees don’t require pruning except to remove suckers that drain the tree’s resources.
– If you want to prune to shape the tree, do so after you harvest the fruit but before the flowers bloom in spring.

How long does it take for a kumquat tree to bear fruit?

– Any citrus seed will, if well grown, eventually produce a fruiting tree. But it can take up to ten to fifteen years.
– Some varieties in ideal conditions, if you're lucky, may fruit in as short as around five years