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Kumquat- grapefruit hybrid?
« on: April 24, 2019, 01:35:42 PM »
Hi,

Found this in a corner of the Naples botanic garden togeter with limequat and mandarinquat. Is it a kumquat / grapefruit hybrid?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IwfmV3OHCBs
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Re: Kumquat- grapefruit hybrid?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 01:41:16 PM »
Grapefruit would have a winged petiole. It almost looks like a chinotto orange, but the leaves are too large.

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Re: Kumquat- grapefruit hybrid?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 11:51:41 AM »
The chinotto oranges i saw in Italy and Malta looked and tasted very differently. And do you think that two orange colored citrus would produce a pale yellow hybrid? The taste really reminded me of grapefruit/ pomelo.

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Re: Kumquat- grapefruit hybrid?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 12:11:08 PM »
It could be a hybrid of almost anything. Best bet is to ask the owner.

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Re: Kumquat- grapefruit hybrid?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 09:37:11 PM »
I'd be interested in trying a kumquat grapefruit hybrid, though my experience so far is that kumquat hybrids aren't worthwhile.

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Re: Kumquat- grapefruit hybrid?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2019, 04:54:54 AM »
Well, i left Italy so ill have to ask later. And yes, the normal oval kumquat is the tastiest so far but having pint sized versions of different citrus with edible rind is also fun. :)

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Re: Kumquat- grapefruit hybrid?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2019, 06:55:20 AM »
Try changshou kumquat it is large & quite good for a quat.
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Re: Kumquat- grapefruit hybrid?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2019, 11:50:41 AM »
Changshou kumquat is also known as Fukushu kumquat.  I have a Fukushu tree and as Laaz wrote it does have a good taste. In my estimation the Mewa Kumquat is the best of all the kumquats.
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Re: Kumquat- grapefruit hybrid?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 12:09:43 PM »
I really would like to try but the kumquat diversity in Germany is greatest in botanic gardens and i dont have a cooperation with all of them ;)

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Re: Kumquat- grapefruit hybrid?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2019, 12:25:03 PM »
I only grow the variegated & the changshou. My changshou is about 25 ft tall out in the front yard.

 

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