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roblack

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Centennial Kumquat: How to tell when ripe
« on: November 18, 2020, 10:51:42 PM »
This little beauty came from Just Fruits. Already has fruits. Can someone please advise on when to pick and eat?


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Re: Centennial Kumquat: How to tell when ripe
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 11:08:55 PM »
They hold on for a really long time.  I was eating them many months after they turned orange and they were better each time.   I suggest you wait until they are at least  solid orange before you start trying them.

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Re: Centennial Kumquat: How to tell when ripe
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 12:10:29 AM »
Thank you Brian!

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Re: Centennial Kumquat: How to tell when ripe
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 01:20:32 PM »
They tasted the best after the 1st of the year.  They will be sour if you pick them shortly after they turn to the ripe color.

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Re: Centennial Kumquat: How to tell when ripe
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 02:01:42 PM »
Yeah I did not like them at all then I first started picking them.  So I ignored the tree and noticed that the fruit just kept holding on and getting darker and darker orange.  I would try them occasionally and they were much better long after they initially turned.

 

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