Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f. x
Kumquats and their hybrids
January – April
This Lemonquat, a hybrid of Lemon and Kumquat, is a hybrid that has generated some confusion in the literature about its origin and possible parents, as two different hybrids, Lemondrop and Sunquat, are often identified as Lemonquat. While the latter has a clear origin in Beeville (Texas, USA) and its possible parents could be some type of Mandarin tree and a Kumquat, the Lemondrop in question has an unknown origin, and its possible parents could be a Lemon tree and a Kumquat.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Small tree, of moderate growth but productive. Markedly lanceolate leaves, deep green in color. Large fruit among the kumquats, elongated, practically of fusiform morphology. Smooth, shiny and waxy rind, somewhat pale yellow. The rind is aromatic and edible. The pulp is abundant, juicy, acid, yellow and divided into 5 or 6 segments. It presents some seeds.
It can be eaten fresh whole, although due to its size it is usually cut into slices for inclusion in salads.