Nagami Kumquats were introduced to North America in the late 1800s. They produce small, sweet, oval fruits. Over time Kumquat trees have grown popular for their ornamental value as well as for their charming and tasty little fruits. The fruit can be eaten fresh, including the skin which is often the sweetest part. Slice them to add to lettuce or fruit salads, for flavoring beverages, or use to make jams and jellies
Utilize citrus trees in the landscape just like any ornamental tree. Give enough space that light is available from all sides, away from the shade of larger trees or buildings. A great plant for large patio containers where the fragrant flowers can be enjoyed and the fruit easily picked. Can also be grown indoors if space and ample sunlight can be provided.