Kumquats Facts

Kumquats are commonly a tiny, oblong citrus fruits. They normally are in between one or two inches lengthy and also have leather like orange or even yellow skin. The fruit includes a fairly sweet external skin along with a sour internal flesh.  The fruit could be consumed complete or even a number of people like consuming just the skin. Although a lot of kumquat trees are generally cultivated because of their fairly sweet, delicious fruits, also, they are utilized as decorative plants because of the desirable, gleaming leaves as well as fragile white flowers which blossom during the summer time. In addition, reduce twigs of the kumquat tree are utilized in most regions as Christmas time decorations. As a result of variety of the use, kumquat trees are increasingly becoming well-known to cultivate in the home.

Name Kumquats
Scientific Name Fortunella japonica
Native Southern China
Common/English Name Golden Orange, Marumi Kumquat, Morgani Kumquat, Round Kumquat, Sweet-Peeled Kumquat
Name in Other Languages Italian : Kumquat Rotondo
Vietnamese : Cây Quất Cảnh
Chinese : Chin Chü
Russian : Кумквaт
German : Marumi-Kumquat
Portuguese : Cunquato-Marumi
Japanese : Maru Kinkan
Korean : Dong Gul Gyul
Spanish : Kumquat Redondo
French : Kumquat À Fruits Ronds
Hungarian : Japán Kumkvat
Plant Growth Habit Small evergreen, sparingly armed tree
Growing Climate Require  Hot summer
Soil Moist soil rich in organic matters
Plant Size 2.5 to 4.5 meters (8 to 15 ft) tall
Leaf Oval to broadly elliptic, 6–7.5 cm by 3–4.5 cm, medium green, simple, with acute to sub-acute apex, tapering obtuse base, entire to sub crenulate margin and borne on inconspicuously winged 6–11 mm petioles
Flower Solitary, or paired and axillary, white, bisexual; sepals green glabrous, 5 toothed; petals 5 white, oblong
Fruit Shape & Size Globose to slightly oblate, or sub globose, 2.0–2.7 cm diameter
Fruit Color Green when young and turns to glossy golden orange to orangey-yellow
Fruit Skin Thin, sweet, fragrant
Fruit Flavor Sweet and sour flavor
Fruit Taste Sweet and sour taste
Seed 1–3 small pointed seeds
Varieties/Types
  • Hong Kong or Hong Kong Wild
  • Marumi or Round Kumquat
  • Meiwa or Large Round Kumquat
  • Nagami or Oval, Kumquat
Major Nutrition Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 8.3 mg (9.22%)
Total dietary Fiber 1.2 g (3.16%)
Carbohydrate 3.02 g (2.32%)
Iron, Fe 0.16 mg (2.00%)
Copper, Cu 0.018 mg (2.00%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.017 mg (1.31%)
Calcium, Ca 12 mg (1.20%)
Manganese, Mn 0.026 mg (1.13%)
Magnesium, Mg 4 mg (0.95%)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.04 mg (0.80%)
Health Benefits
  • Build Strong Bones
  • Digestive Health
  • Skin Health
  • Protect from Cancer
  • Immune System
  • Hair and Teeth
  • Vision Booster
  • Treats Cold
  • Weight Loss Booster
  • Energy Booster
  • Diabetes
  • Reduces the Development of Kidney Stones
Calories in 1 fruit(19 gm) 13 K cal