2ft Kumquat Tree | Citrus Japonica | Grafted Mini-Stem | 5L Pot
Kumquat or Chinese Orange is a fruiting tree that doubles up as an ornamental. Part of the citrus family, a Kumquat fruits are actually very different than its relatives with sweet edible skin and sour flesh, originating from the juice. (East Asians often bite into the fruit, squeeze out the juice and then eat it whole.) For a decent crop, place in full sun, and move into a greenhouse in winter. Self-fertile, the tree does not need to be paired.
This is a grafted citrus tree which improves the fruiting in the UK climate and leads to fruiting at a younger age.
- Arrives as: 5l polypot
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 60-95cm overall height inc. pot
- Approx. Age on Arrival:Tree is approx. 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
- Approx. Growth Height: 1-1.5mts
- Rootstock: Semi-dwarfing
- Rate of Growth: Fast
- Harvesting Period: Oct-April
- Flower Colour: White
- Foliage Colour: Green
- Flowering Period: April-September
- Tolerance: Full sun, avoid frost
- Uses: Culinary
- Hardiness: Semi Hardy
- Self-fertilising: Self fertile
- Scented: Barely
- Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.
All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.
Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
|Harvest Month||January, February, October, November, December|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Species||Citrus Plants, Soft Fruit Plants|
|Time To Cropping||2 Years|
|Supplied As||5L Pot|
|Supplied As||4L-5L Pot|
|Type||Fruit Trees, Soft Fruit Plants|