Meiwa Kumquat

$59.97

Meiwa Kumquat, also known as the “sweet kumquat” is much sweeter than the more well known and commercially grown Nordmann Kumquat. Meiwa Kumquat fruits are also larger than Nordmann Kumquats. Fruits can be eaten whole, skin and all! The skin is actually the sweetest part and the flesh adds a wonderful tart and spicy balance to the fruit. The Meiwa Kumquat is considered by many to be the preferred fresh eating kumquat and kids go crazy for them! A much healthier sweet-tart alternative to candy.

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Meiwa Kumquat, also known as the “sweet kumquat” is much sweeter than the more well known and commercially grown Nordmann Kumquat. Meiwa Kumquat fruits are also larger than Nordmann Kumquats. Fruits can be eaten whole, skin and all! The skin is actually the sweetest part and the flesh adds a wonderful tart and spicy balance to the fruit. The Meiwa Kumquat is considered by many to be the preferred fresh eating kumquat and kids go crazy for them! A much healthier sweet-tart alternative to candy. See hardiness notes below.

Latin Name: Fortunella crassifolia ‘Meiwa’
Site and Soil: In spring, summer and fall, keep your potted Citrus in a location with 1/2 day to full sun. In the winter, place your plant in a well-lit room. Potting soil should be coarse, acidic, and well-drained.
Rootstock Description: Flying Dragon is a hardy and very dwarfing rootstock for Citrus that induces very early flowering and fruit production. Trees will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile. You can help it set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: Reports differ from -12° C to up to -28° C. Might be worth trying outdoors with protection, or in a more sheltered spot even here in Southwestern Ontario, but for better results, you may want to bring it indoors or into a greenhouse for the winter.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-6 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Late Fall
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: While outside, Citrus plants will likely not be bothered by insect pests. Be on the lookout for slugs. Indoors, Citrus can have mites and/or aphids. Watch carefully for any problems and treat with an insecticidal soap or wash them off. We have not seen any disease problems on our Citrus plants.

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