Fortunella margarita (Lour.) Swing. x
Citrus clementina hort. ex Tan.
Kumquats and their hybrids
January – April
Kumquat of unknown origin resulting from a hybridization between the Oval Kumquat (Nagami) and a Clementine.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
The plant has a bushy appearance and is more similar to a kumquat than a mandarin. Very productive, like the kumquats. Markedly lanceolate leaf, similar to the clementine but smaller. Oval fruit, with flattened apical area and almost twice the size of the Nagami kumquat. Intense orange color when ripe, its rind is sweet and spicy, finely pitted. Thin albedo typical of these hybrids. Juicy and acid pulp, soft orange color. Presents seeds.
Plant of high ornamental value. The fruit is similar to the oval kumquat, but larger and significantly juicier, so it can be used as the former and, if eaten whole, is a perfectly sweet and sour snack. They can be used both in sweet or salty preparations.