Botanical name: Citrus japonica
Crown and root system: This is a an evergreen tree with a small, round crown. The root system is non-invasive.
Growing regions: Most parts of the country, except for those areas with extreme temperatures – either hot or cold.
Ripening date: Throughout the winter months, though the exact date depends on the variety.
Planting in a container: It is possible to plant them in a container if it is protected from wind and can be access by insects, to promote pollination.
Recommended planting season: All year round.
Special care: We recommend using Confidor as a preventive treatment in early spring, according to manufacturer’s instructions (the compound can be bought in any agricultural supply store).
Good to know: The sweetest part of the kumquat is the peel and therefore the fruit is usually eaten whole, in order to balance the sour flavor of the fruit itself.