Fortunella margarita
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Fortunella margarita

oval kumquat
Nagami kumquat

  family rutaceae 
  genus fortunella 

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Genus  Fortunella Species  margarita Variety  Cultivar  Common names  oval kumquat   Nagami kumquat Family  RUTACEAE Specimen number  S9285 Data source  GrUnFr p183
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  6' - 8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 09a-11 AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights that dip to 20� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is oblong, 1 1/2 inches long 3/4 inch in diameter, red-orange colored with a thick waxy rind. It has a juicy, sweetly acidic pulp. Among its many possible uses in the kitchen, Fortunella margarita is often used as syrup and in candy. Oval kumquat (sometimes called Nagami kumquat) is most frequently used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Syrup   Candy Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts oblong, 1 1/2 inches long 3/4 inch in diameter, red-orange colored with a thick waxy rind Flavor / texture  has a juicy, sweetly acidic pulp
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Fortunella margarita to produce fruit. Oval kumquat (in some places called Nagami kumquat) is typically propagated by seed. This plant is thought to originate from China.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Fortunella margarita is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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