Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb. x
Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.] x
Fortunella margarita (Lour.) Swing.
Trifoliated and their hybrids
October – Juny
Citrangequats are hybrids between a Citrange and a Kumquat. Most Citrangequats were obtained by W. Swingle at the beginning of the 20th century in Florida (USA), with the main objective of combining the high resistance to cold of Kumquat and Poncirus in a variety with edible fruits. Within this program, Citrangequat Thomasville, a hybrid between Willits Citrange and Oval Kumquat (Nagami), was selected. It is the most cold-resistant edible citrus fruit, and owes its name to the fact that it was in this city in the state of Georgia (USA) where it first bore fruit.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree with erect growth habit and many thorns. Mostly lanceolate leaves of green-grayish color. Fruits of medium size, larger than kumquats, with ovoid-pyriform morphology. Slightly bulging rind, dull orange color when ripe; edible. Orange flesh, not very juicy, grainy texture and mild acid flavor. It has some seeds.
The tree has great ornamental value. It is the most popular citrangequat because its fruits are edible. It can be consumed fresh and whole.