Nagami Kumquat

While we’re sitting around waiting for Lady Williams apple to ripen, I’ll review some citrus that is just starting to ripen here, starting with Nagami Kumquat.

Kumquats are eaten whole, and the skin is very sweet while the juice is tart.  If you’re not fond of such tartness, the strategy is to bite the tip off, squeeze the tart juice out, and then eat the pleasantly sweet-tart flesh as one bite.  We’ll take these backpacking, as they pack well and you don’t have to mess with peeling it; they are a welcome change to the dried fruit we usually have.

On Flying Dragon dwarfing rootstock, the minute trees can be kept on the patio in a large pot, and the fruit hangs on well on the tree for months.  Last year a wayward truck knocked all the fruits off our tree, and so we’re happy to finally get some.

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