Re: [gardeners] Re: Kumquats

George Shirley (
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 08:07:04 -0700

People make jelly out of corn cobs!! Wow, they have a totally different
use in many parts of Louisiana. <VBG>


Liz Albrook wrote:
> 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.
> <snicker>
> 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.
> Liz