Crazy for Kumquats! Gardening Guide
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Ah, the tiny, tasty, sometimes tart little gem of the citrus family—the kumquat! Funny to say; delicious to eat! Kumquats may be small; but what they lack in size they more than make up for in flavor and health benefits. Packed to the… READ MORE
Kumquats—such adorable little gems; in Chinese, kumquat means “golden orange.” Sweet on the outside, tart on the inside, it’s the perfect-size fruit to pick fresh off the tree and pop into your mouth. You may have gotten them at the market, but there’s nothing to… READ MORE
There are only four main species of kumquats; they all grow in full sun and are prolific producers. Of the four species, three are good for eating. Some varieties will flower more than once a year, depending on where you grow them. READ MORE
So, it is possible to grow a kumquat tree from seed, but we strongly recommend you don’t. It may not grow true to seed. It will also take years for you to get a sapling of a sufficient size to be able to support the weight of producing fruit. READ MORE
Kumquats are easy to plant and grow, and they have fairly simple growing requirements: a sunny spot and good soil drainage. They are pretty flexible when it comes to soil: they’re not picky about pH, but they demand good drainage. READ MORE