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Citrus => Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade => Topic started by: Pandan on January 20, 2021, 11:46:48 PM

Title: WTB: Fortunella Hindsii (aka Hong kong kumquat / kinzu / Golden bean kumquat)
Post by: Pandan on January 20, 2021, 11:46:48 PM
Does anyone have any fortunella hindsii plants or seeds for sale?

Or know of a good source to get them affordably?

I've heard it has the shortest juvenile period for a citrus species (essentially unedible due to size/seeds though)
Title: Re: WTB: Fortunella Hindsii (aka Hong kong kumquat / kinzu / Golden bean kumquat)
Post by: Millet on January 21, 2021, 11:39:00 AM
I had a Hong Kong kumquat tree that I grew from seed, and the tree did produce fruit the first year.  Definitely not eatable.  I got tired of taking care of it and tossed it.  This was 10 years ago, and I no longer remember where I got the seed.
Title: Re: WTB: Fortunella Hindsii (aka Hong kong kumquat / kinzu / Golden bean kumquat)
Post by: Laaz on January 21, 2021, 02:55:26 PM
Probably Ned. I had one too, pretty much useless.
Title: Re: WTB: Fortunella Hindsii (aka Hong kong kumquat / kinzu / Golden bean kumquat)
Post by: Pandan on January 21, 2021, 09:36:35 PM
Probably Ned. I had one too, pretty much useless.

Who is Ned?

They're used ornamentally in bonsai (despite being slow growers)
Title: Re: WTB: Fortunella Hindsii (aka Hong kong kumquat / kinzu / Golden bean kumquat)
Post by: brian on January 23, 2021, 06:59:17 PM
I want one too, just to complete my kumquat collection.  I had two but they keep dying for reasons that weren't clear to me.

There's a local place that sells them occasionally, but seeds are probably the way to go for these.
Title: Re: WTB: Fortunella Hindsii (aka Hong kong kumquat / kinzu / Golden bean kumquat)
Post by: Laaz on January 24, 2021, 09:18:59 AM
Ned Rahn, but he closed his nursery.
Title: Re: WTB: Fortunella Hindsii (aka Hong kong kumquat / kinzu / Golden bean kumquat)
Post by: Pandan on January 25, 2021, 12:40:37 AM
I want one too, just to complete my kumquat collection.  I had two but they keep dying for reasons that weren't clear to me.

There's a local place that sells them occasionally, but seeds are probably the way to go for these.
I saw live plants being sold on ebay for 24 dollars. I didn't pick one up (think they're sold out now) as I'll probably use that bit of cash on seeds soon.

Ned Rahn, but he closed his nursery.
What a shame, the search continues.
Title: Re: WTB: Fortunella Hindsii (aka Hong kong kumquat / kinzu / Golden bean kumquat)
Post by: brian on January 25, 2021, 04:34:48 PM
franklazar has one.  We can all beg him for seeds once his fruits.
Title: Re: WTB: Fortunella Hindsii (aka Hong kong kumquat / kinzu / Golden bean kumquat)
Post by: Pandan on January 25, 2021, 09:34:35 PM
franklazar has one.  We can all beg him for seeds once his fruits.
I think (?) I've seen that name before. I'm still relatively new here so still learning names haha.

I'd gladly shoot him a message if he's open to it. If I see any seeds I may update this thread too.
Title: Re: WTB: Fortunella Hindsii (aka Hong kong kumquat / kinzu / Golden bean kumquat)
Post by: franklazar26 on March 08, 2021, 11:29:07 AM
Sorry itís been a while since Iíve been online lol, Iím getting ready to trim mine back if anyone is interested in cuttings. Itís roughly a 2 year old plant from seed.. no fruit yet but perhaps someone can get the cuttings to root.

Iím going to give it a little boost of light here soon and try to induce fruiting this spring.

Out of stock now, but a place to watch:

https://nurcar.com/products/fortunella-hindsii?variant=7145253077035

I got mine from here and it was a very healthy plant. Again just still waiting on fruit.