Keeping Up with Your Kumquat Tree

by | Mar 1, 2018 | Home and Garden

‘Kumquat’ is a fun word to say. It’s even more fun to eat! This healthy and tasty fruit is a member of the Citrus family. It’s similar to an orange in appearance, but smaller. Like an orange, it’s power packed with Vitamin C, a must have for you and your family during flu season.

Kumquat in the Kitchen

It’s also a versatile fruit that’s great for any occasion. They can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. Use it like you would any other citrus fruit in your dishes. Delight your guests with something new when you entertain! They make a great garnish for cocktails. Plus, they’re also great for kids because of their smaller size. Their sweet peel is edible and can be candied for an excellent dessert.

A Great Fruit for Your Garden

If you’re a gardener, you’re probably thinking that’s nice and all, but just how much fun is it to grow! Keep reading to find out everything you need to know to grow and keep up with a beautiful kumquat tree in your very own backyard.

Caring For Your Kumquat Tree

If you’re an experienced gardener, citrus growing is probably already in your repertoire. If so, you’ll find that growing a kumquat tree is much like growing nearly any other citrus plant. If you aren’t an experienced gardener, no need to fret! Kumquat growing is a terrific entry into the world of gardening. This is because they can be raised outdoors or indoors when properly potted.

The Best Weather for Kumquats

In addition, kumquats are very resilient to extreme temperatures. They are very hardy to cold weather, making them terrific for beginners. High heat is great for them. The hotter the summer, the better for them as it causes them to flower. The summer will also be the time for you to harvest your fruits. When they have turned into a brilliant red-orange color, they’re ready to be picked. Then, get ready to enjoy all of your hard work by heading into the kitchen!

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