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vnomonee

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Kumquat fruit ID
« on: February 06, 2022, 04:51:02 PM »
I picked these up from an asian grocery store. They were labeled as "Japanese kumquats" nothing else.

They are not sweet in the middle, although some did have a hint of sweet. They are definitely acidic but not as much as a Nagami...




I don't think they are Meiwa although that was my first guess. I looked at pictures of Marumi but those had a small depression at the base (not as pronounced as a Fukushu) but I also saw pictures of completely round fruit so the pictures online could be misidentified.

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Re: Kumquat fruit ID
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2022, 06:53:21 PM »
From the taste description definitely sounds like Marumi or Fukushu, but yes in my experience these two usually have a dimple at the bottom.  Maybe there is some varience.

The appearance looks like Meiwa

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Re: Kumquat fruit ID
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2022, 07:51:05 PM »
Yes unless these are not fully ripe Meiwa I'm thinking that they are Marumi or a variation.

I just tasted a Meiwa fruit off my potted tree that isn't all the way ripe (colorwise at least) and found that they still have sweeter flesh compared to these grocery store kumquats


 
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