Kumquat is a smallish tropical fruit-bearing tree that is both beautiful, and delicious. Kumquats are some of the easiest fruit trees to grow in garden pots (cannot survive Canadian winter outside). When ripe, kumquat citrus fruit has a sweet, edible skin with slightly sour meat inside.
Your Kumquat will require direct sun light for at least 6 hours a day. It grows best in a well-drained loamy soil. Soak the kumquat’s soil thoroughly when watering it, until water runs out of the drainage holes. Wait until the soil dries to about two inches below the surface before watering the pot again. You can mist the leaves as it does like humid air.
Kumquat with bloom in late spring, and will produce fruit in late fall to early winter. Feed it fertilizer during growing season. Cut away suckers from the base if any. When the tree is very small, pinching off the tips of the shoots will encourage it to branch out. If you want to prune to shape the tree, do this after the fruit has been harvested, but before the following spring’s flowers appear.