Citrus clementina hort. ex Tan. x
Fortunella hindsii (Champ. ex Benth.) Swing.
Kumquats and their hybrids
January – July
Kumquat originated within the program for the creation of new ornamental varieties of the Center for Agronomic Research of Acireale (Sicily, Italy). It is the result of a cross between a Clementino Monreal and the Hong Kong Kumquat. The result is a plant that flowers and fruits for most of the year.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is a small tree of vertical growth and very productive, similar in appearance to the Oval Kumquat (Nagami). Lanceolate leaves, narrower than other kumquats and dark green, similar to those from clementine but smaller. Fruit of medium size and subglobose-pyriform morphology, with slightly flattened apical area reminiscent of the Fukushu kumquat. Yellow-orange rind, thick between kumquats and with slightly pitted surface. Thin albedo. Abundant flesh, orange, juicy and acid. It may have some seeds.
The fruit is consumed whole and fresh, although it can also be candied whole. The plant has high ornamental value.