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Citrus Tree - Kumquat

Citrus Tree - Kumquat

Citrus Tree - Kumquat

Grow these exotic ‘chinese oranges’, a small citrus fruit!

Kumquats, sometimes known as Chinese oranges, are the smallest of the common citrus fruits. Unusually, the skin and zest of a kumquat is sweet, while the juicy insides are tart with a hint of bitterness. A real winter treat, you can eat kumquats whole with no need to peel them. Why not try cooking them with sugar and spices for delicious compôtes and aromatic chutneys? Or make your own kumquat liqueur? These plants are self-fertile and one of the most reliable citrus plants for fruiting with heavy crops of bright orange fruit with a superb flavour. Supplied in a 2.5 litre pot.

Citrus trees are surprisingly hardy, tolerating low temperatures and will thrive in most gardens given a warm sunny position. In the UK they are perhaps best grown in a large pot or other suitable containers as this will make it easier for them to be moved as conditions determine. Citrus Trees will not tolerate wetter conditions and waterlogging for any length of time will usually result in the loss of a plant. For this reason, they should be grown in very free-draining soil or compost.

Fruiting and Pruning

Citrus plants are very rewarding to look after, providing endless interest as the small scented white flowers appear in spring, followed by small fruit as the flowers fade. With the correct conditions the fruit will grow steadily over the next six months until they ripen. The fruits can be picked off or left on the tree for ornamental purposes. To encourage a bushy plant and to maintain a good shape, plants can be trimmed just as the new growth starts to sprout in the spring.

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Citrus Tree - Kumquat

Grow these exotic ‘chinese oranges’, a small citrus fruit!

Kumquats, sometimes known as Chinese oranges, are the smallest of the common citrus fruits. Unusually, the skin and zest of a kumquat is sweet, while the juicy insides are tart with a hint of bitterness. A real winter treat, you can eat kumquats whole with no need to peel them. Why not try cooking them with sugar and spices for delicious compôtes and aromatic chutneys? Or make your own kumquat liqueur? These plants are self-fertile and one of the most reliable citrus plants for fruiting with heavy crops of bright orange fruit with a superb flavour. Supplied in a 2.5 litre pot.

Citrus trees are surprisingly hardy, tolerating low temperatures and will thrive in most gardens given a warm sunny position. In the UK they are perhaps best grown in a large pot or other suitable containers as this will make it easier for them to be moved as conditions determine. Citrus Trees will not tolerate wetter conditions and waterlogging for any length of time will usually result in the loss of a plant. For this reason, they should be grown in very free-draining soil or compost.

Fruiting and Pruning

Citrus plants are very rewarding to look after, providing endless interest as the small scented white flowers appear in spring, followed by small fruit as the flowers fade. With the correct conditions the fruit will grow steadily over the next six months until they ripen. The fruits can be picked off or left on the tree for ornamental purposes. To encourage a bushy plant and to maintain a good shape, plants can be trimmed just as the new growth starts to sprout in the spring.

  • The Kumquat tree is one of the most rewarding citrus trees you can own!
  • These juicy fruits have sweet skins & zest with the insides are tart.
  • These trees will look amazing in your conservatory and smell amazing too!

Looking after your Citrus Tree - Kumquat

Citrus trees are surprisingly hardy, tolerating temperatures down to -5°C and will thrive in most gardens given a warm sunny position. In the UK they are probably best grown in a large pot or other suitable container as this will allow them to be moved as conditions dictate. Citrus Trees will not however tolerate wet conditions and water-logging for any length of time will usually result in the loss of a plant. For this reason they should be grown in very free draining soil or compost.

For more Growing Information view our Citrus Trees Growing Guide

Citrus Tree Food

To keep your citrus plants green and healthy, and in top fruiting form, feed them all year. In summer they’ll appreciate our high nitrogen feed, and in winter our more balanced feed to help flowers and fruit. Simply dissolve in water and apply.

Discover the range of Citrus Tree Food Here

Colour:Orange

Hardiness:5 to 0 degrees

Scented:True

Height:151-200cm

Fruit:True

Containers:True

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Patio:True

Conservatory:True

Prefers Full Sun:True

Bees:True

Growing Information

ON RECEIPT - Remove the plant from the packaging immediately. Check the compost is moist and water if necessary.

CARE OF THE PLANTS - These plants have already been grown on to fill the pot provided. The plant can now be enjoyed in it’s present container or planted into a larger container to suit the growing position chosen. Citrus trees grow best in a sunny greenhouse, conservatory or windowsill with a minimum temperature of 4ºC (38ºF). They will also thrive outside in a sunny sheltered spot during hot summer weather. In a dry atmosphere leaf drop can occur, therefore plants should be stood on a saucer containing gravel and water which is away from radiators. Water thoroughly each time the surface of the compost becomes dry.

In the summer months watering may be daily during hot weather and fortnightly during the cool winter months, just enough to keep the roots moist. Do not allow the compost to become soggy and waterlogged as this will kill the roots. Feeding the plants weekly during the spring and summer with a citrus fertiliser or seaweed-based fertiliser will promote fruit growth. Citrus do not thrive with high salt levels in the compost so taking the plant outside twice a year and drenching with lots of clean water will prevent any build-up of excess fertiliser salts.

FRUITING & PRUNING - Citrus are very rewarding plants to look after, providing endless interest as the small scented white flowers appear in spring, followed by small fruit as the flowers fade. With the correct conditions the fruit will grow steadily over the next six months until they ripen. The fruits can be picked off or left on the tree for ornamental purposes. To encourage a bushy plant and to maintain a good shape, plants can be trimmed just as the new growth starts to sprout in the spring.

eat the fruit whole for best flavour

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