The Calamondin is not a true kumquat though this is what it is commonly called; it's also known by the name Calamansi. It's very popular throughout Asia - in particular the Philippines - and is used widely in cooking from soups, refreshing drinks, liqueurs, and preserves. Depending on the area it is grown the fruit colour can vary from greenish-yellow through to yellowish-orange. The fruit has a truly distinctive sour flavour and is a gorgeous tree to grow in a pot or in the garden.
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- Scientific Name
- Citrus Microcarpa 'Kumquat'
- Purchase Height
- 1 - 2 feet
- Maximum Height
- 2 - 5 metres
- Pot Size
- 4 Litres
- Propagation Method
- Grafted (find out more)
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Regular watering whilst the plant is getting established and then moderate watering ongoing and as needed
- Benefits from a good citrus fertiliser applied as directed and mulch around the base of the plant leaving a gap of a few centimetres away from the trunk
Is it suitable for growing in pots?Absolutely! Commonly grown in large pots making both an attractive and productive shrub easily kept to 2 metres or less.
How much water does it require?
Regular watering for the first 12 months whilst it is becoming established and moderate watering ongoing and as needed.
When will it start fruiting?
1-2 years after planting.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.