Eustis Limequat (Citrus aurantifolia x Fortunella japonica) is a bigeneric hybrid between a West Indian Lime and a Round Kumquat
It seems to originate from Florida, US.
-Tree features: Plant is very compact-spherical in shape.
Sometimes a few thorns can be found.
-Leaves: Leaves are usually lanceolate in shape, medium-small in size, bright green in colour.
-Shape: Fruit is small in size, round to slightly oblate in colour.
-Flavour: Its flavour resemble the one of a kumquat and a lime combined.
It’s seedy inside, juicy, very refreshing and aromatic.
-Colour: It’s bright yellow outside, light yellow inside.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
Season of ripeness: It starts to produce fruits from December to March, according to the flowering time.
It usually starts to bloom from May to September, in a cyclical way.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: Eustis Limequat can be used in different ways in the kitchen!
It can be eaten just like a classic kumquat, or squeezed like a lime.
You can marinate amazing fish or meat with it!
Also liquors, marmalades, cakes, are delicious!
-Ornamental: It’s a very pretty Citrus variety, because of its bright colour and its shape.
According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -6°C.
This variety needs to be maintained like a normal Lemon.
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