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martweb

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Kumquat Reale
« on: February 03, 2022, 09:06:01 AM »
How does Kumquat Reale taste like?

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Re: Kumquat Reale
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2022, 10:11:02 AM »
I had never heard of this kumquat and I have pretty much every kumquat & hybrid I have been able to find.  I think it is not available in the US, and I haven't ever seen it discussed on this forum.  You should try it and let us know :)

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Re: Kumquat Reale
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2022, 12:52:13 PM »
Reale = diploid Monreal Clementine x tetraploid Fortunaella hindsii
or according to an other source:
(diploid Monreal x diploid F. hindsii) x tetraploid G. hindsii
« Last Edit: February 03, 2022, 03:48:33 PM by martweb »

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Re: Kumquat Reale
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2022, 01:47:20 PM »
I hope they are bigger than a hindsii fruit

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Re: Kumquat Reale
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2022, 02:08:25 PM »
Up to 15g.

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Re: Kumquat Reale
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2022, 11:39:04 AM »
Does it have seeds?

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Re: Kumquat Reale
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2022, 12:20:49 PM »
Wow,  a little bit bigger than 1 table spoon assuming it specific gravity is close to but a tad less than 1 'It floats in water'.

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Re: Kumquat Reale
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2022, 03:33:43 AM »
There are a couple of reviews of real citrus growers. I'll translate one:
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Fruits come in very different sizes: from hazel to quite large ones, like a small clementine. The skin is thick, rather sweet, the flesh is sour, the seeds are very rare. In general, it would be quite edible and even pleasantly refreshing, but a rather pungent smell of essential oils (like Hindi, but not so strong) spoils the whole impression.

 

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