3ft Mini-stem Kumquat Tree | 5L Pot

Code: PL92209
3ft Mini-stem Kumquat Tree | 5L Pot
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3ft Mini-stem Kumquat Tree | 5L Pot
A remarkable, self fertile, heavy-cropping, little tree with glossy, dark green leaves and smooth-skinned, bright orange fruit with exceptional flavour. Perfect for growing in a pot, either indoors or in a protected area of the garden.

Kumquats are one of the most reliable fruiting Citrus trees for the UK, with its origins tracing back to 12th Century China. They have long been cultivated throughout Asia in Japan, India and southeast Asia. The fruit is best eaten whole, with skin intact, to release their full sweet, aromatic flavour. The skin is also packed full of Vitamin C and other powerful antioxidants.

This is a grafted citrus tree which improves the fruiting in the UK climate and leads to fruiting at a younger age.

Characteristics
  • 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: Eating Fresh
  • Hardiness: Semi Hardy
  • Exposure:Sheltered
  • Self-fertilising: Self fertile
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • Soil Requirements: Almost all normal garden soil with pH 6.5 - 7.5
  • Moisture: Moist/ well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Will need protection from frosts under -2/-3 degrees. Either mulch with straw and move closer to the house or use a insulating fleece. Alternatively you can move inside for the winter if kept as a container plant.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 2m

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun location.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Dig a hole approximately a third wider than the root ball. Carefully yet firmly backfill the remaining soil around the root ball and water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

 

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