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Kumquat tree with lots of ripening fruit
Kumquat tree with lots of ripening fruit
Nagami Kumquat tree with ripening fruit
Close up of tasty Kumquat fruits

Kumquat Tree

£30.00 exc delivery

Kumquats are a fantastic exotic fruit and these attractive trees are surprisingly easy to look after. The sweetness of the kumquat fruit comes from the rind and so they are normally eaten whole either fresh from the tree or in desserts.

Sorry we have now sold out of these particular kumquat trees but we do have some nice slightly larger plants available from the main menu

40cm tall in a 2L pot Sorry we do not have this plant in stock at the moment, but please call on 0845 226 8026, or use the contact us link at the bottom of the page.

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Looking after your Kumquat
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This little citrus tree has both decorative fruit and fragrant flowers – sometimes both at once. . It is a kumquat – or fortunella margarita, and it bears sweet scented white flowers and distinctive orange fruit. It can bring pleasure for months, or even years, with the right care
Like all citrus trees, this plant loves light. Near a window in a bright cool room or conservatory is best. Try to keep your plant away from any radiators or cold draughts which may shock your plant. A cool room is fine, but a draughty porch or a frosty conservatory is not. If it gets below 5ºC it will suffer.
In the heat of summer your plant will appreciate a holiday. Put it outside on a sheltered patio and it will enjoy the fresh air. Bring it back inside when there is a nip in the evening air.
Sudden changes in environment, under or over watering can all cause leaf drop however with a return to regular watering and a stable temperature they will usually recover well. Mouldy fruit or flowers is a sign that your plant is either over watered or in too damp a spot, try a sunnier position and leaving longer between waterings.
The fruit and the peel of this exotic fruit are both edible raw, the more sunlight they receive the sweeter they will grow. The oval orange fruit are great on their own, in drinks or in desserts

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Fortunella japonica/margarita
The latin name of this citrus plant was given to it by the British plant collector Robert Fortune who discovered the plant in China in 1847 and brought it back to Europe
Small white scented flowers
Kumquats are small orange fruit with edible peel
The Kumquats growth is slower than that of other citrus plants so it is well suited to growing in pots. Like all citrus plants it is happiest in a light cool room.
In Asia these fruits have been cultivated for thousands of years but they only really entered UK popular culture in the 60s.
Season: Jan to Nov
Great raw, in fruit salads or as a marmalade. The fruit is eaten with the peel intact and the sweet peel provides an interesting contrast to the slightly bitter fruit flesh.
Further information available at http://cocktails.about.com/od/rumrecipes/r/kmqtgngr_cprna.htm

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" I'm just writing to say, the service was excellent, and the tree arrived in perfect condition as advertised. " Rebecca F - March 2013
" I ordered a Kumquat tree as a gift for my friend. Not only was I impressed with the prompt delivery and the way in which it was securely packaged, but ... the minature tree is in excellent, healthy condition and full of fruit. " Elizabeth M. - August 2012
" I just wanted to let you know that the Kumquat tree I ordered for my Grandma's birthday really made her day. She has always wanted a miniature orange/citrus tree and she was really pleased when this arrived, she said it looked really lovely and particularly liked it in the basket. " Dr Arwen R. - April 2012
" Thank you also for your continued great service. My family are always pleased whenever they receive a gift from your company. Living abroard, the service you provide to me is invaluable. " Des R. - March 2012