Limequat Kumquat

Limequat Kumquat

It is a small tree that grows into a contained bushy form. The leaves are characteristically citrus-like. The limequat produces an abundance of fruit even at a young age. The fruit is small, oval, greenish yellow and contains seeds or pips. It has a sweet tasting skin and a bitter sweet pulp that tastes similar to limes. The fruit can be eaten whole or the juice and rind can be used to flavor drinks and dishes. It has considerable amounts of vitaman C and is strongly acidic.

The fruit can be found, in small quantities, during the fall and winter months in the United States.

Specifications

  • Hardy To: Above 32 degrees
  • Ripens: Spring-Summer
  • 5 Gal: $22.00
  • 15 Gal: $59.50
  • 24" Box: $190.00

Care and Planting:

Limequats can be grown indoors or outdoors providing the temperature stays between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). They are fairly small and can be planted in containers or pots. Plant limequats in a well drained fertile soil. Incorporate a good compost with some gravel or other drainage-aiding substance. Sand, despite popular opinion, is poor for aiding drainage. Adding mulch or compact on top of the soil can be very beneficial. Plant anytime of the year, watering it well. Water when nearly dry and add fertilize occasionally. It can be pruned to keep a shape.

Plants grow fairly slowly and flower and fruit between 5–7 months and rest for 7–5 months.

Limequats are more cold hardy than limes but less cold-hardy than kumquats.

 

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