- Perennial plant does not need to be replenished
- Traded names: Kumquat – Japanese orange – Golden orange
- Plant source: Damascus
Japanese kumquat or orange is a small, golden-colored fruit that weighs between eight and ten grams. This fruit looks like a big olive, and has a distinctive sweet taste. The kumquat belongs to the citrus family, in which the oranges and lemons are shared, and the whole fruit is eaten with its skin. The kumquat tree can grow eight to 15 feet high and is widely cultivated in India, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Kumquat is one of the most valuable and expensive fruits in the world, because of its distinctive taste and multiple health benefits.
This fruit contains a large proportion of vitamin “C”, and help to strengthen the immune system in the body. The kumquat shell contains a high percentage of antibodies that fight infection.
The consumption of kumquat is much in the form of jam, juice or sweet sauce, and its shell is used in salads and appetizers.