Author Topic: Fukushu vs. Meiwa  (Read 792 times)

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Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« on: June 20, 2022, 10:11:32 AM »
I already have Fukushu and I love it. Is it also worth to add a Meiwa. Is there something that is better with Meiwa? If you'd enough space would you add an other Fukushu or a Meiwa?
BTW I also ask because of the lack of space and I have Marumi, Nagami, Nordmann Seedless and Kucle as well.

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Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2022, 10:48:38 AM »
I don`t know Fukushu but I ate Meiwa once. For my taste it is a really good one. You can eat it as whole. It much better than Nagami no need to say.

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Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2022, 10:50:09 AM »
I know, but also Fukushu is much sweeter, so I only want to compare these two varieties.

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Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2022, 02:02:43 PM »
I think everybody must try both, I prefer fukushu but I could see why others migjt prefer meiwa.  And nordmann is excellent also. 

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Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2022, 03:38:08 PM »
 Between nagami and meiwa, I find that nagami gives you a juicy sweet/tart experience, whereas meiwa seems to be all rind/pith. My trees are container grown and more than 6yrs old. I prefer the nagami, but this year I should have my first fukushu to try.

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Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2022, 11:59:58 AM »
I think the comparison is very difficult because there are such a lot of parameters influencing taste.
Last year I head the first own fukushus and I found them excellent. Last year I also bought Nagami in a store and they were not very good, I think harvested too early. End of last year I bought a Nagami Kumquat and tested in June very ripe fruits and they were also excellent. Now this year I have also fruits on my Meiwa and be curios to taste them next year.

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Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2022, 07:03:30 PM »
My Fukushu has somewhat sour inside and mildly sweet skin.  My Meiwa has sweet skin and flesh with some tartness to the flesh.  If you want more sour pick the Meiwa when it is half ripe.   I have read that the Fukushu and Marumi taste very similar.

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Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2022, 11:39:45 AM »
Fukushu jut a bit big to pop in you mouth. Also the seeds are annoying. Prefer meiwa.
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Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2022, 12:56:55 PM »
I have both Meiwa and Fukushu.  I like Meiwa better, but both are keepers.

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Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2022, 04:45:14 PM »
My Fukushu has set fruit for the first time in 5 years since I grafted bun node 57 taken from my seed grown Fukushu kumquat tree number 2.  It is on C35 roots.









My Meiwa in ground kumquat is also flowering and growing fruit






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Re: Fukushu vs. Meiwa
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2022, 05:09:16 PM »
Poncirusguy, nice well balanced tree.  Good job.

 

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