Kumquat (Citrus japonica)

DESCRIPTION

The Kumquat is one of the citrus trees with the most remote origins; it comes from Southern China and was imported to Italy in the XIX century. It is a medium, small-tree, dense, bushy and very productive. It has small branches with a few spines and lanceolate leaves that are dark green on their upper surface.

USES AND FUN FACTS

It primarily blooms in Summer, its single flowers are small, white and sweet-scented. Its fruits have a smooth, orange peel, they are small and oval and can stay on the tree for a long time. Their pulp is bitterish, but it tastes good.

WEATHER RESISTANCE

This tree has a good resistance to cold and can adapt to pot growing and be used as an ornamental plant.

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