Fortunella obovata hort. ex Tan.
Kumquats and their hybrids
January – April
The Fukushu Kumquat is probably a hybrid, but it is not known with certainty which kumquats are its parents. It is known as Changshou in China (probably after the city of the same name located on the banks of the Yangtze River in central China) and Fukushu in Japan. It is characterized by being a small plant that grows very well in pots and produces large fruits among the kumquats, so it has a high ornamental value.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Small tree, almost dwarf, slow growing but very productive. Larger oval leaves than other kumquats. Large fruits among the kumquats, of pyriform or bell-shaped morphology; they have a depressed apical zone. Smooth, orange-yellow rind, not as compact as in other kumquats, very aromatic. Fine albedo. Orange flesh, acidic and more abundant than in other kumquats. It has seeds.
Its characteristics give it great ornamental value. The fruits can be consumed fresh and whole, although its rind tends to contain an excess of essential oils.