Meiwa Kumquats

Meiwa Kumquats

About Meiwa Kumquats

Meiwa kumquat, Fortunella crassifolia, is a lesser-known species of kumquat.The tree is similar to the Nagami kumquat in appearance, but it cannot be budded onto all the same rootstocks as Nagami._ Trifoliate seems to be the best rootstock choice for Meiwa._ Kumquat trees are especially susceptible to zinc deficiency, which can cause small leaves and reduced internode distance.__ As with Nagami, Meiwa trees are semi-dormant in winter, allowing them to withstand temperatures below freezing._ The flowering season is in summer, and the fruits mature in late winter._ The almost-round fruits are orange at maturity, up to one and one-half inches in diameter. The sweet rind is thicker than the rind of Nagami, making it seem sweeter than Nagami. The flesh is light orange, contains a few seeds, and is acidic.