Food Plants International - Plant Fact Sheets Citrus japonica cv margarita - Kumquat, Oval Kumquat
Edible Portion: Fruit, Herb, Flavouring, Peel
An evergreen shrub up to 4 m high. It spreads to 2 m across. The stem is slender and branching. It has a rounded crown. It has spiny branches and shiny oval leaves with pointed tips. The leaves are leathery. Flowers are white with 5 petals. They occur singly and have a perfume. Fruit are very small and about 2.5 cm across. They are divided into only 3-6 sections. There are 2-5 seeds.