Four Season Lime Tabletop (Kumquat)
Pot Size: Approx. 19cm(Ø) x 17cm(H)
Overall Height approximately (62cm)
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Four Season Lime Tabletop (Kumquat) 四季桔
- This Plant symbolizes unlimited prosperity and happiness.
- It would make ideal gifts as well as home/office decor during this festive season.
- Kumquat (Fortunella japonica syn. Citrus japonica), sometimes spelled cumquat or comquot, is a small citrus fruit that grows in climates too cool for other citrus plants.
- The fruit is sweet and tart at the same time and is eaten without removing the peel.
- Kumquat trees are beautiful, with dark, glossy green leaves and bright orange fruit which is both gorgeous and delicious.
- Though considered by many a citrus fruit, they are actually classified in the genus, Fortunella.
- The most commonly grown type is the Nagami kumquats, which have oblong fruit.
- When ripe, kumquats have a sweet, edible skin and a sour fruit inside.
- They can be eaten whole, made into marmalade, or used in other dishes.
- When grown outdoors, kumquat trees can reach 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide.
- Grown in pots, their size will be smaller.
- Kumquats are well adapted to most well-drained potting mixes.
- Grow them in a standard soilless mix that has a pH around 6.
- For outdoor growing, kumquat plants are known to be some of the more cold-tolerant citruses.
- Moderate amounts of fertilizer are needed during the active growing season.
- Reduce and restrict fertilizer when going into the winter season.
- There are several excellent citrus fertilizers on the market but any organic balanced fertilizer will work.
- Full to partial sun is required for growing kumquats.
- The more light the better but as with all citrus, they can be grown indoors on an east or west-facing window and flower and produce fruit.
- You should keep the soil moist around young trees, but not wet or soggy.
- Once the tree is established, water during dry spells.