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Seedling Meiwa Kumquat fruiting
« on: January 25, 2021, 08:01:59 PM »
I should pay better attention when I walk around my yard . . . discovered last week that one of my Meiwa seedlings has fruit. Had no idea it even flowered. The seedling is either 3 or 4 years old. Excited to try the fruit.

The tree itself had a recent growth spurt, bringing with it some serious thorns.


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Re: Seedling Meiwa Kumquat fruiting
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 09:13:24 PM »
We had a row of seedling meiwas a number of years ago. They were so sweet and good! The thorns are part of the juvenile phase. If you take the time to clip them off they won't come back. I took the time to do it on a couple of the trees and they were much easier to pick. Once the entire tree is in the "mature phase" it shouldn't produce anymore thorns--even on new growth.
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Re: Seedling Meiwa Kumquat fruiting
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 07:17:17 AM »
Thanks for the encouraging info, Galatians522!

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Re: Seedling Meiwa Kumquat fruiting
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 10:46:28 PM »
Very nice!   Meiwa is a great kumquat. 

Mine kumquats are all grafted and have no thorns (except the mandarinquat) -  so I agree it is probably a seedling / juvenile thing.

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Re: Seedling Meiwa Kumquat fruiting
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2021, 09:02:12 AM »
I have 4 seedling Meiwa  kumquats that are fruiting  that are all 4  years old


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Re: Seedling Meiwa Kumquat fruiting
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2021, 05:15:58 PM »
Tried one yesterday and it tasted just like a Meiwa. The fruit had a lot of seeds (6) and I got scratched by a thorn retrieving it. Still, I'm very happy with the tree!

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Re: Seedling Meiwa Kumquat fruiting
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2021, 10:36:43 AM »
I am able to get seedless Fukushu kumquts in my greenhouse, seems to happen when there are no pollinators.  You may be able to get the same result with Meiwa if they flower when there are no pollinators around. 

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Re: Seedling Meiwa Kumquat fruiting
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2021, 11:30:51 AM »
fliptop, as a point of information.  The Meiwa you ate was indeed "seedless".  Under USDA regulations, all citrus sold in the USA can be legally sold as a seedless fruit if it contains 6 seeds or less.

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Re: Seedling Meiwa Kumquat fruiting
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2021, 12:29:23 PM »
fliptop, as a point of information.  The Meiwa you ate was indeed "seedless".  Under USDA regulations, all citrus sold in the USA can be legally sold as a seedless fruit if it contains 6 seeds or less.

Hah, that regulation needs some new categories

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Re: Seedling Meiwa Kumquat fruiting
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2021, 04:11:19 PM »
Wow, Millet, that's interesting and hilarious information. I guess I have a new trivia question I can bug friends with. Thanks!

 

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