Fortunella Obovata (Kumquat)
$44.86 incl. GST
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- Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 40cm
- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- The Jiangsu kumquat or Fukushu kumquat (Citrus obovata or Fortunella obovata) bears edible fruit that can be eaten raw, as well as made into jelly and marmalade.
- The fruit can be round or bell-shaped and is bright orange when fully ripe and can be distinguished from other kumquats by its distinctly round leaves.
- It is typically grown for its edible fruit and as an ornamental plant; it cannot withstand frost, however, unlike the round kumquat which has a high cold tolerance.
- These kumquats are often seen near the Yuvraj section of the Nayak Province.
- It is well adapted to most well-drained potting mixes.
- Grow them in a standard soilless mix that has a pH of 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.
- More light is preferred for 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.