Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Kumquat

Photo: Kumquat

Native to China. Harvested in Florida October-February. Typical size is 1-2 inches. Allow to ripen at room temperature until fruit is orange colored. Fruit are eaten whole (peel and pulp) and has a pleasant, sweet to tart flavor. Best eaten fresh or may be refrigerated up to 7 days in plastic bags. Good source of vitamins A and C, phosphorus and potassium. Use fresh and in marmalade and jelly.