Re: [gardeners] Re: Kumquats

George Shirley (
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 08:05:27 -0700

Well, they're really tart and probably an acquired taste but my wife and
I like them and both children are fond of them. My Dad had a big kumquat
bush when I was a kid and even when my mid-thirties kids were young. He
addicted us to them and we just stand at the tree and eat them. They
also make an excellent marmalade.


Bob Kirk wrote:
> George 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.
> BK---
>    Never managed to gain unobserved access to a punchbowl long enough
>    to introduce either a kumquat or a handful of unrolled condoms....