Kumquats (or cumquats in Australian English) are a group of small fruit-bearing trees, placed within Citrus family. The edible fruit closely resembles that of the orange (Citrus sinensis), but it is much smaller, being approximately the size and shape of a large olive. Kumquat is a fairly cold-hardy citrus. They are much hardier than other citrus plants such as oranges.
The English name "kumquat" derives from the Cantonese word gam gwat, literally "golden tangerine". The plant is native to south Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.They were introduced to Europe in 1846 by Robert Fortune, collector for the London Horticultural Society, and shortly thereafter into North America.
They are slow-growing evergreen shrubs or short trees, from 2.5 to 4.5 meters (8 to 15 ft) tall, with dense branches, sometimes bearing small thorns. The leaves are dark glossy green, and the flowers are white, similar to other citrus flowers. Depending on size, the kumquat tree can produce hundreds or even thousands of fruits each year.
Propagation and pollination
Kumquats do not grow well from seeds and so are vegetatively propagated, using rootstock of another citrus fruit, air layering or cuttings (using a rooting gel/powder). They are self-pollinating as are most citrus.
Hybrid forms of the kumquat include the following:
Calamondin: mandarin orange x kumquat
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