CHARACTERISTICS Limequat is a Citrofortunella hybrid between lime and long kumquat, which was hybridised by Walter Tennyson Swingle in 1909.
The plant is a medium-sized, fairly vigorous shrub with pretty, thorny twigs, which produces a large quantity of fruit.
The fruits ripen quickly and remain on the branches for a long time.
Limequat has thin leaves similar to those of the Kumquat, small white flowers and oval, broad fruits with a thin, fragrant, sweetish, bright yellow skin with few seeds.
USES It is a very ornamental citrus variety and the fruit can be used as a substitute for lemon or lime. The limequat is very rich in vitamin C, which is useful for strengthening the immune system and bones. Its fruit are eaten like kumquat fruit and they can be cut up and added as a dressing to salads.
Moreover, its fruit are used to garnish dishes and desserts, fruit salads and cocktails.
Blooming and fruit ripening
BLOOMING Late summer
FRUIT RIPENING Late autumn and early winter
Tipology and dimensions
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