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Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Phone: 225-356-2431
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Kumquats have been called "the little gold gems of the citrus family".  The kumquat has a thin, sweet peel and a zesty, somewhat tart center.  The kumquat tastes best if it is gently rolled between the fingers before being eaten, as this releases the essential oils in the rind.  Eat kumquats as you would eat grapes (with the peel).

The kumquat's unique flavor lends intself as a pleasant addition to many food dishes, desserts, and salads.  The kumquat can be candied or kabobed with other fruits or vegetables with meats, such as poultry, duck, pork or lamb.  It is also a favorite for jelly, marmalade and chutney.  When picked with leaves, kumquats make a great winter holiday deocration and make a superb garnish for entrees and drinks.
Limited varieties of citrus available in larger containers
This tree is shrub like and is similar to an orange tree in appearance.  It is prolific bearer and very decorative because of the dark green leaves and brilliant orange fruit.  The fruit lasts for several months on the tree in warm winter climates.

The trees do very well when planted in the yard or in larger pots.  They can withstand temperatures as low as 28 degrees and require about the same care as other citrus.  The kumquat tree is highly resistant and possibly immune to citrus canker.

Sweet Kumquat  Item #1165
Sour Kumquat    Item #1166
2' -3'     3 Gallon      $28.00