The kumquat tree produces a small citrus and they resemble small oranges. The outer skin is usually soft. However, the inner flesh or pulp is slightly acidic. This fruit is always juicy. The kumquat fruit or orange and have a skin color -either bright orange or red gold. Orange fruit usually have 3-6 cellulose segments. The seeds are small and pointed. If you cut open a seed is a greenish color.
In 1850, the Kumquat was introduced in the United States. It is now a popular citrus in South Florida and made baskets nutritious beakfast. There are many varieties. Kumquats look thumb-sized, oval oranges. They are about 1-1 inches long and a half. For example, the Ngami kumquat is oval and has a yellow skin. The kumquat Maroni has a round shape and orange peel. The kumquat tree is slow growing. It has lots of bushes, but it is compact and grows 8-15 feet high. Green branches has leaves that grow in a corner when the tree is young. The tree has few thorns and without thorns, like other citrus varieties.
To eat first of Kumquat oranges roll them between your fingers on a flat surface. This releases the essential oil coat. The taste is dramatically improved the juice goes into your mouth. Basically, eat kumquats in this small baskets that you eat grapes. Treats like candy kabob and mixed with other fruits are made from kumquat. You can also add to the vegetable mixture, including meats such as poultry, duck, pork or lamb. Delicious jams, marmalade and chutney are also made of kumquat. The kumquat fruit season is from October to April. Kumquats as citrus first aid to control cholesterol, levels of sodium and fat free and provide a good source of fiber and vitamins A and C. small amounts of calcium and iron are also present. For nutritional value, about eight kumquats contain 100 calories.
To choppers with orange kumquat first wash the fruit, then cut it in half and remove seeds. Place the halves in a blender or grinder. Remove the unused portion in zip-lock bags for later use or freeze. Kumquat oranges ripen in mid-winter to spring. It depends on the variety. Kumquats are resistant to the manner in cold weather below 10 degrees Fahrenheit or when they are dormant.
Florida sandy soil is very suitable for kumquats. They also grow well in most other soils. Producers favor nitrogen spray annually in trees to prevent insect infestations, etc.