The Oval Kumquat (Fortunella margarita) with its elongated fruits is without doubt the most common Kumquat. Originally, it is native to South- China. Its characteristic features: small, compact and intensely branched shrubs with tapered, dark green, …

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FOM-105
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The Oval Kumquat (Fortunella margarita) with its elongated fruits is without doubt the most common Kumquat. Originally, it is native to South- China. Its characteristic features: small, compact and intensely branched shrubs with tapered, dark green, glossy leaves. It produces many small (1-1,5 cm), white, intensely fragrant flowers. The fruits are egg-to pear-shaped, 3-4 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm thick and have a weight of 20-30g. The peel has a light- to intense orange colour. They are eaten on the whole, with its sweet peel and sour fruit pulp. The ripening of fruits continues throughout the winter so that for a classically early harvest in late winter Kumquats require a bright, not too cold winter quarter. Otherwise, the harvest will shift to spring or early summer. The Oval Kumquat is quite hardy and can stay outdoor for most of the year. During winter, however, they can not be left outside.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: small & many & intensely fragrant flowers; small & many fruits (to be eaten with peel); small & compact ornamental plants; evergreen & fragrant leaves
punkt_gruen.gif Use: in pots from April/May outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden - during winter in a frost-free winter quarter or greenhouse; all-year in a heated greenhouse or bright room

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FOM-105

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Family
Rutaceae
Origin
Asia (mediterranean)
Flowering period
Blooming several times
Color of flowers
White
Fruits
Edible fruits
Fragrance
Fragrant flowers
Growth
Tree or shrub
Location
Sunny
winter temperature
10 (±10)°C
Minimum temperature
-5 °C
Hardiness Zones
9
Height
1,5 - 2 m
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