A kumquat-mandarin hybrid with orange, bell-shaped fruit much larger than a typical kumquat. The sweet peel is eaten along with the tart flesh for a unique flavor combination. Slice in quarters for garnish or eat right from the tree for snacks. Plants are evergreen making them a great option as an edible hedge! Grafted onto what is considered semi-dwarf rootstock, our Kumquats will grow to be about 8-10′ tall and bushy.
Jonathan W –
I bought a Mandarinquat from Restoring Eden Spring 2019. It was big for the 3 gallon container it was in so I up-potted it to a 10 gallon. I kept it on south-facing deck Spring until late October when I moved it into the greenhouse. I kept it irrigated during the drier months but now (January 2020) just water it every couple weeks.
Despite having the tree less than a year, I been rewarded by having eaten over 20 fruit so far and I still have another 30 on the tree that are almost ripe. The fruit are about the size of a Mandarin but with a different shape. Probably not everybody would like the fruit but I really enjoy biting through the thin sweet skin and getting a big burst of juicy sour citrus goodness.
Restoring Eden –
Hey Jonathan, so good to hear. The Mandarinquat really seems to be one of the best citrus for our climate. Really productive and the large juicy fruit is a real treat. If you would send me a picture or two when you get the chance!