Meiwa Kumquat (Fortunella crassifolia) is one of the most high quality, lesser known Kumquat variety of our collection!
It’s also called Chinese Mandarin, or Ninpo, or neiha Kinkan in Japan.
We still don’t know its origin exactly, but we know it’s actually highly grown in Chekiang province of China and Fukuoka province of Japan.
-Tree features: Plant is very compact in shape, with a particular spherical growth.
-Leaves: Leaves are lanceolate, bright green in colour, medium long in size.
-Shape: Fruit is a small round kumquat in shape and size. White albedo is consistent, that’s why of its quality.
-Flavour: Meiwa Kumquat is so sweet! You can litterally eat the whole fruit, because it’s refreshing and not acid at all!
-Colour: Bright orange to deep orange outside, depending on the harvesting time.
Pulp is usually light orange in colour.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
Season of ripeness: It starts to ripen from November to May, according to climate conditions.
It usually starts to bloom from May to September, following a cyclical flowering.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: This fruit is so delicious!
This kumquat can be used candied (amazing) or to produce amazing marmalades.
You can simply cut this fruit into small pieces and eat it with fish or meat, it gives a sweet refreshing flavour!
-Ornamental: It’s a nice looking ornamental variety because of its shape and its fruiting tendency.
According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -8°C.
This variety needs to be maintained like a normal Lemon.