The Meiwa Kumquat is a distinctive and charming citrus plant. Originating from Asia, this petite, ornamental tree is celebrated for its tarty sweet and entirely edible fruit, including the peel. The Meiwa Kumquat is relatively straightforward to look after, making it a favoured choice for garden enthusiasts and fruit growers. Chinese community believe that Meiwa Kumkuat brings luck and often gifted around the Chinese New Year festival. Perfect for juicing, making marmalade and even cooking.
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With consistent care, the Meiwa Kumquat can be a rewarding plant, offering both aesthetic appeal and delightful fruits.
1. Soil: Meiwa Kumquat prefers well-drained soil rich in organic matter. A potting mix formulated for citrus trees is ideal, as it usually contains the right balance of peat, perlite, and vermiculite.
2. Watering: Regular watering is crucial, particularly during the growing season. The soil should be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant is not actively growing.
3. Light: This plant flourishes in full sun to partial shade. If you’re growing it indoors, place it near a sunny window where it can receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
4. Temperature: Meiwa Kumquat is fairly frost-resistant but prefers a temperate climate. It can withstand temperatures as low as -6°C but thrives best in temperatures between 13°C and 29°C.
5. Fertilising: Feed your Meiwa Kumquat with a balanced, slow-release citrus fertiliser during the growing season. This will support healthy growth and fruit production. Avoid over-fertilising, as this can be detrimental to the plant.
6. Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to shape the tree and remove any dead or diseased branches. Pruning helps enhance air circulation and light penetration, beneficial for the plant’s health.
7. Flowering and Fruiting: The Meiwa Kumquat typically blooms in spring, with small, fragrant white flowers. The fruits are round or oval, with a sweet taste and a hint of tartness. They usually ripen in late winter or early spring. Regular care and appropriate conditions will encourage a plentiful harvest.