WHOLESALE FORTUNELLA NURSERIES
Fortunella are better known as Cumquat or Kumquat Trees and are grown both as ornamental and fruiting trees.
Being a slow growing tree rarely reaching more than 3m in height Cumquat trees are well suited to smaller gardens. The fruit are a golden orange colour and indeed the word Kumquat meas Golden Orange in Chinese.
Wholesale growers mainly supply grafted varieties and named cultivars. Seed grown trees are not as good in terms of producing fruit and are also prone to developing thorns.
A number of varieties are available from wholesalers :
- Fortunella japonica ‘marumi’ – Rounded fruit on a small bushy plant, the fruit is more ‘tart’ than some other varieties, popular with Asian grocers however not as widely grown.
- Fortunella margarita ‘ngami’ is distinguished by an egg shaped fruit, the skin is sweet and can be eaten as well as the flesh.
- Fortunella ‘Meiwa’ has a rounded fruit.
All varieties require similar care.
- A humus rich well drained soil and an open sunny position.
- Uses a general purpose citrus fertiliser to maximise fruit production and keep the plants healthy.
- Water well during dry summers for good fruit production. Mulch around trees to maintain a cool root run and suppress weeds.
Cumquats require little to no pruning with only dead an damaged branches needed to be pruned back. Light pruning or trimming after fruiting can maintain a neat rounded shape if desired.
Versatile and useful as a feature tree where the fruit look attractive. Planted in the garden border as a background plants, or used as a hedging plant.
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