Leave on your kumquat tree started to turn yellow?
What is the name of an ancient Chinese evergreen tree with clusters of orange-yellow fruits used in jams and chutneys?
A kumquat is a fruit which resembles a miniature orange. It is sometimes mistaken for a citrus fruit, but actually belongs to the genus Fortunella. The kumquat, also spelled cumquat, has a thin, sweet skin with a tart, sour flesh. The kumquat can be eaten whole, though some find its juicy center to be too sour. The kumquat is grown on a tree which is shrubby in appearance and usually about 8 to 15 feet (2.4 - 4.5 meters) tall. The kumquat tree has dark, glossy green leaves and bears white flowers. The fruit itself is oval and oblong or round and ranges from golden yellow to reddish-orange in color when ripe. The kumquat is believed to be native to China, as it was described in Chinese literature as early as 1178. Kumquat trees require a warm summer to grow, but can withstand 10 to 15 degrees of frost without injury and enter into a period of winter dormancy that can last into several weeks of warmer weather. The kumquat can therefore be grown in regions too cold for citrus fruits, such as the tea region of China, although fruits from warmer regions grow to a larger size and taste sweeter. Srinivasu K