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Nagami Kumquat

Nagami Kumquat

Nagami Kumquat

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Nagami Kumquat

Imagine being able to pick fresh citrus right from your own tree, in your house or backyard, and popping the fruit in your mouth for a quick and tasty snack. For small spaces, for any climate and for an easy-to-eat citrus fruit, the Nagami kumquat is the perfect choice. These little orange gems are unique among citrus in that you can eat the whole fruit, skin and all. To enjoy fresh citrus in your home, all you need is one of our dependable and professionally-grown kumquat trees.

Unlike other types of citrus, the sweetness of the Nagami kumquat is in its skin, not its flesh. About the size and shape of a grape, you can enjoy a kumquat whole, raw and fresh, but you can also cook with it and preserve it in a variety of ways. You can use the fruit in all kinds of desserts, from pie to ice cream. They also work well in sauces and savory dishes and make wonderful preserves and jams. It's not easy to find kumquats at the supermarket, but with your own tree you can enjoy an abundance of fresh fruit every year.

Like other citrus fruits, the Nagami kumquat thrives in warmer climates. If you live in zones 8 through 11, you can grow this little tree in your yard. It doesn't need much space and will only grow to eight feet if you don't prune it. In colder zones you can still grow the Nagami kumquat. Just put it in a container and trim it back occasionally to keep it small. You can keep it outside in the summer and bring it in to a sunny spot indoors for the colder months.

With a Nagami kumquat tree on your patio or in your backyard, you'll enjoy sweetly fragrant flowers in the summer and a large harvest of fruit in the winter when fresh fruit gets pricey at the grocery store. You don't have to be a gardening expert or have an orchard to successfully grow this fruit tree. Through the process of grafting and careful development and pruning, we provide you with a tree that resists pests and diseases and that is ready to bear fruit the first year you have it, with little maintenance on your part. All you need to do is get it into the ground or a container and get ready to harvest fresh kumquats.

Your Growing Compatibility

USDA
Growing Zones

8-11

Minimum
Chill Hours

N/A

Perfect for container growing in your area.

You are in Growing Zone 6

Characteristics

Growing Zone 8,9,10,11 Botanical Name Fortunella margarita
Mature Width 6 ft. Mature Height 8 ft.
Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun Drought Tolerance Good
Spacing 8-10 ft.

Characteristics

Growing Zone 8,9,10,11 Botanical Name Fortunella margarita
Mature Width 6 ft. Mature Height 8 ft.
Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun Drought Tolerance Good
Spacing 8-10 ft.

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.

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We take pride in accurate and on-time shipping dates. Of course there are factors that could delay these dates. These are estimates, and we cannot guarantee exact shipping dates. Shipping live products has its challenges and occasionally Mother Nature does not abide by our time frames. On rare occasions we have to delay shipping due to severe weather forecasts in your area or ours. Sometimes the seasons are delayed and plants take longer to reach specifications. Although these types of delays are rare, we try to keep you informed. The health of your plants is our highest concern.


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Due to the nature of certain cold sensitive plants, it is best to ship them during months with milder temperatures. Spring shipped items are identified on their product page, as well as information on Northern States that ship in spring. Most trees and plants we carry can safely be planted year-round, but you may prefer planting in warmer weather. If you would like to receive a plant earlier than designated or delay its delivery date, we are happy to schedule what’s most convenient. Just call us at 1-888-286-1004.

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What Will I Receive

Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.


Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.


Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.