Re: [gardeners] Re: Monday in the garden

Shirley,George (
Tue, 12 Dec 2000 10:59:43 -0600

When the skin is all orange and the fruit feels slightly soft to the touch
they're ripe. You eat them skin and all and it's great fun to see how far you
can spit the seeds. B-) The round kumquats are sweet and the oblong ones are
tart. I like them both. I have made marmalade with them and it was right tasty.


Kari Whittenberger-Keith wrote:
> >
> >Sleepy Dawg and I went out in the garden this afternoon for about an hour and
> >are now taking a break. It's heavily overcast, warm, and muggy. I'm back in my
> >shorts and tee again. I picked ripe chiles for most of that hour. Well,
> >that and
> >ate a half dozen kumquats.
> So George, how do you know when kumquats are ripe and how do you eat
> them--do they need to be peeled or anything?  I always see them in the
> store and want to try them, but don't know how to pick edible ones, or what
> to do with them.
> Kari--always willing to try new foods
> Kari Whittenberger-Keith
> Managing Editor, Old House Chronicle