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Huyen Linh Ho

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Can meiwa kumquat be grown in USDA zone 13?
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:34:06 PM »

  I wonder if meiwa can be grown in zone 13. I still remember when I was a kid in my country (tropical region), I had never heard of the yellow kumquat fruits neither Nagami or Meiwa but a green round kumquat which has a very thin sour rind and sour pulp. I still remmeber that the pulp is orange and very sour, rind taste between bitter and sweet with spiciness and strong citrus fragrance. I think people picked them green on purpose just to preserve the sourness for a lime substitute.

brian

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Re: Can meiwa kumquat be grown in USDA zone 13?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 07:39:15 PM »
Sounds like you are describing calomondin / calamansi

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Re: Can meiwa kumquat be grown in USDA zone 13?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 06:52:58 PM »
i dont see why not they are cold hary but still acitrus

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Re: Can meiwa kumquat be grown in USDA zone 13?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 09:55:19 PM »
In more tropical climates, oftentimes the citrus fruits do not turn orange and remain green on the exterior.
That can make it a bit more difficult to tell when they are ripe.

 

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