The Chang-Shou kumquat tree, also known as Fukushu, is thought to be a chance hybrid of two other kumquat varieties. It produces fruit slightly larger than Meiwa. It has fewer seeds and a mild, sweet flavor. This is another cold-hardy variety that’s perfect for container growing, topping off at 3 to 5 feet. The fruit is tasty fresh off the tree, as well as candied.
- Slightly bell-shaped fruit with only a few seeds
- Larger fruit than Nagami
- Peel is edible and peelable
- Very ornamental tree
- Perfect as an indoor tree
- Leaves are larger and broader than other kumquats
- Grow outside in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 to 11
Have you ever grown Chang-Shou/Fukushu kumquats? Please tell us about your experiences with Chang-Shou/Fukushu kumquats.