Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swing. x
Fortunella margarita (Lour.) Swing.
Kumquats and their hybrids
December – April
The Tavares Limequat is the result of a controlled hybridization between the Mexican Lime and the Oval Kumquat (Nagami). It is a cultivar obtained from a breeding program carried out in Florida (USA) in 1909. The name of this selection, Tavares, refers to the city of the same name in the state of Florida. It differs from other limequats in that its juice is more acidic and its flower buds are pink in color, a trait inherited from the lime parent.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Lush and compact tree, small size and good vigor. High ornamental value. Small and oval fruits, although somewhat larger than those of the Nagami kumquat. Rind of strong yellow color, being able to reach orange tones. The rind is soft, thin, tender and edible. Pale yellow flesh, juicy and very acidic. It has seeds.
It is consumed whole in fresh or candied with syrup.