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What is a Limequat?

What do you get when you cross a juicy, tart key lime with a cold-hardy, sweet-peel kumquat fruit? You get a limequat:  a delicious, fragrant and cold-hardy citrus fruit with an edible peel! Versatile little limequats are also desirable for their juiciness, and have a sweeter, more orange-like taste than key limes. Like their parent… Read more »

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Are Cocktail Trees Good Gifts?

Some feel flowers fit every occasion, but we think you might want to consider sending your loved one a tree – specifically, a cocktail tree! What’s a Cocktail Plant? A fruit cocktail tree or cocktail plant is a tree that bears several related fruits. A dwarf fruit cocktail can be kept in a container, which makes it… Read more »

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Do Kumquats Taste Sour?

Small in size but big on flavor, kumquat fruit are a healthy, tasty addition to your diet. To a novice, at first glance it might be mistaken for a tangerine-colored grape tomato. It’s got a funny name. When people eat it, they consume the whole thing – skin and all. As for the flavor…well, to paraphrase… Read more »

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Does Citrus Keep Bugs Away?

Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs that belong to the Rutaceae family. Fruits in this genus include orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangelo, pomelo, and more. D-Limonene D-limonene is a compound found in oranges and lemons that can be found in its peel and zest.  It is an effective insect repellent. D-limonene is… Read more »

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What is a Satsuma?

Have you ever tasted an Orange Satsuma? If you haven’t, you are missing out on this sweet and juicy citrus fruit. But what are Satsumas and where do Satsumas come from? The Satsuma is a specific type of mandarin orange said to have originated in Japan 700 years ago. It was named after Satsuma (a… Read more »

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Can Kumquats be Frozen?

There are a variety of fruits that can be stored frozen. Kumquats can survive for several months in the fridge without losing freshness. How? First, slice the kumquats in half and remove the seeds. Put the kumquats in a container and coat with a simple syrup before placing it inside the fridge. To make the… Read more »

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What are the Types of Kumquat Trees

What are Kumquats? Kumquats are slow-growing evergreen citrus trees or shrubs. Gardeners often plant kumquats not just for their fruit, but also because they make an attractive addition to their landscape or a lovely potted décor to their home. Classified as a Citrus japonica, they were once classified as a part of the Fortunella genus.… Read more »