Re: [gardeners] Re: Kumquats

Liz Albrook (
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 03:08:58 +0000

Bob Kirk <> wrote:

> > The kumquats are starting to turn orange and we will probably eat the
> > whole crop just standing around the dwarf tree. This is the kumquat's
> > first year so the crop is not large.
>    You're gonna EAT a kumquat? Or more than one, at least? Guess
>    that means
> the ones we see in the stores up here aren't the real thing, not
> surprising. I always assumed they must be something people just
> sliced into punchbowls, or used to lend interest to the corncob
> jelly.

One of the hurricanes took out both our kumquat trees by placing a 
huge live oak on top of them.  We had one of each type of kumquat -- 
sour and sweet -- and you could almost swear they were two different 
species.  I loved them both.  The ones you buy around here have no 
flavor and are neither sweet nor sour.  I could see where people 
would add them to corncob jelly.