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00christian00

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I'm a big fan of kumquat hybrid and I was wondering how come there is no hybrid with big fruit yet?
I think it could be a very interesting fruit commercially, it's strange there isn't more hybridization testing.
Something like a orange or a grapefruit cross which maintain the size and combine the sweet skin.
I have an orangequat variegated and while the taste it's exactly like orange, it's still a kumquat in size.

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Re: Is there any orange or grapefruit hybrid with sweet edible skin?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 12:32:09 PM »
The grapefruit itself is a hybrid (pummelo X orange)

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Re: Is there any orange or grapefruit hybrid with sweet edible skin?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 01:24:18 PM »
My Nippon Orangequat produces fruit as large as a mandarin.  It isn't very good, though.  I have most kumquats and hybrids and my experience is that while the skin is edible on the hybrids it isn't actually sweet like "true" kumquats such as nagami, marumi, fukushu, meiwa. 

I would love a kumquat-grapefruit hybrid.   Even better if more seedless kumquats were available. You

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Re: Is there any orange or grapefruit hybrid with sweet edible skin?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 09:00:37 PM »
The skin of mandarinquat is edible, although it isn't as good as kumquat.

You probably wouldn't consider this edible in the same sense as kumquats but the skin from the rinds of citron are very good in baked goods, or candied.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2018, 09:02:31 PM by SoCal2warm »

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Re: Is there any orange or grapefruit hybrid with sweet edible skin?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 10:25:30 PM »
Its not big like an orange but skin of the Centennial Kumquat is sweet, and an exxellent balance with the virtually seedless flavorful tart flesh.

Skin of the red lime is very much edible and sweet and fruit is of decent size compared to kumquat.
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Re: Is there any orange or grapefruit hybrid with sweet edible skin?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 12:23:00 AM »
Ah yes I forgot about Red Lime.  Skin is definitely sweet.  I eat them fresh

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Re: Is there any orange or grapefruit hybrid with sweet edible skin?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 01:29:51 AM »
My Nippon Orangequat produces fruit as large as a mandarin.  It isn't very good, though.  I have most kumquats and hybrids and my experience is that while the skin is edible on the hybrids it isn't actually sweet like "true" kumquats such as nagami, marumi, fukushu, meiwa. 

I would love a kumquat-grapefruit hybrid.   Even better if more seedless kumquats were available. You
Well if the fruit is not too sour, it's ok as long as it's not bitter :D
I didn't know the red lime was sweet. Didn't read raging reviews about that.


Its not big like an orange but skin of the Centennial Kumquat is sweet, and an exxellent balance with the virtually seedless flavorful tart flesh.

Skin of the red lime is very much edible and sweet and fruit is of decent size compared to kumquat.
The centennial kumquat look exactly like my Orangequat variegated. Some website even changed the name too. But mine isn't seedless

The skin of mandarinquat is edible, although it isn't as good as kumquat.

You probably wouldn't consider this edible in the same sense as kumquats but the skin from the rinds of citron are very good in baked goods, or candied.

Too bad. I saw this video about mandarinquat and could never understand what it is.
Seem like an Indio, but people says Indio is too sour. Either she like super sour fruits or that is another thing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKu7WEof-YY

So far the biggest kumquat hybrid I have is this. It was sold as Limequat, but I'm not sure if it's an Eustis whose fruit become extra big because there were few or it's a Sunquat. The fruit was edible out of hand at this ripeness. I had another Limequat eustis, smaller plant, and the fruit never got bigger than half of this.





On a side note, what the hell is a Taiwaniquat? Saw it mentioned somewhere on facebook and can't find any info, maybe mispelled?

 

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