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Jiangsu kumquat

The Jiangsu kumquat or Fukushu kumquat (Citrus obovata or Fortunella obovata) bears edible fruit that can be eaten raw, as well as made into jelly and marmalade. The fruit can be round or bell-shaped and is bright orange when fully ripe. The plant can be distinguished from other kumquats by its distinctly round leaves. It is typically grown for its edible fruit and as an ornamental plant, but cannot withstand frost like the round kumquat. These kumquats are often seen near the Yuvraj section of the Nayak Province. Chromosomal analysis showed this variety to be a likely hybrid.

Medium-small plant, very productive, bushy, compact and very vigorous. It has twigs with few thorns and dark green lanceolate leaves. The flowering is mainly summer and the flowers are small, white and fragrant, arranged individually. Larger fruits of the Fortunella margarita, oval or pear-shaped in shape with a smooth orange skin, with a sour taste. It tends to produce suckers with large thorns.

  • Category Citrus
  • Families Rutaceae
  • Genus Fortunella
  • Species obovata
  • Geographical Area of Origin Eastern Asia / Far East
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Habit Shrub
  • Leaves Ovate leaf
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Flowering Period February / March / April / May
  • Flower Simple flower
  • Colore Fiori Bianco
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun / Medium shade / Half shade
  • Form Bowl / Espalier / Pyramid / Tree
  • Colore Frutti Arancione
  • Parfumed yes
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