Eat the whole thing!The Indio Mandarinquat is – as the name suggests – a cross between a mandarin orange and a kumquat. It got the best of both parents. It has a “grown-up” citrus taste– mostly sweet, a little sour, like a sour tangerine. It can also be eaten whole, peel and all, like a kumquat. No more getting orange zest under your fingernails that you can’t get out for days. Just pick them, wash them, slice them and serve them!The fruit is bigger than a kumquat, but smaller than a tangerine. They are football shaped and have a nobby little end where they attached to the limb.These are really pretty ornamental lawn trees if you are lucky enough to live in a climate where citrus thrives. They are naturally short, pyramid-shaped and covered in fruit from December to April. If you live in a cold-winter climate, these perform exceptionally well in pots indoors by a sunny window, too.Nature Hills ships three-year-old trees with strong branching and hardy roots that will give you a healthy start. These evergreen trees will be a beautiful and delicious addition to your landscape. Order yours today!* Good ornamental form in the landscape* Eat it, peel and all!* Great in containers.
Spicy SweetThe Meiwa Kumquat is the “sweetest” sour kumquat you can grow. You eat these beautiful small fruit whole – rind, seeds and all – in one or two bites. The rind has an extraordinary spicy/sweet taste that is almost addicting once you bite into it.Very hardy for a citrus fruit, these trees are stars in the landscape well out of the normal range of your typical citrus growing regions. They handle fry-pan hot summers and an occasional deep-freeze (though snow is not their friend.) They can easily be wintered indoors in large pots by a sunny window and their fruit ripens right around Thanksgiving, making them stars inside your home as well.A mature tree can have THOUSANDS of the tiny fruit ripening in the limbs in late fall. It’s an astonishing sight. You will have bushels of the fruit to keep for your kitchen, sell at the local farmer’s market and give away as presents. A big bowl of kumquats brings instant nostalgia and beautiful color to a holiday table.Nature Hills ships strong, young trees with great branching and hardy roots to get you off to a great start. These evergreen trees will be a beautiful (and tasty!) addition to your landscape. Order yours today!* Hardy for a citrus tree * Sweetest kumquat you can grow * Great in containers.
Tropical Vacation on a Tree!It’s like a thatched-roof beach bar on a tree! The Eustis Limequat is a cross between two classic tropical citrus fruits – a Key Lime and a Marumi Kumquat. Pick one of these off your own tree to add punch to any of your tropical drinks or as a squeeze in your sparkling water. One taste and you’re instantly on vacation.First developed in Florida in 1909, the Eustis Limequat is the most common of the limequats and are hardy plants, having stood the test of time. Combining the best of both parents, this fruit gives you the great juicy taste of the Key lime and the thin, edible skin of the kumquat. Just pick, wash, slice and eat!These trees are hardy outdoors and in if you live in a citrus-friendly climate this tree requires very little care for great returns. If you live in a colder climate, this tree makes a perfect houseplant, thriving in a pot in a sunny window or on a summer patio.Eustis will flower from June to September and bear fruit to pick by Thanksgiving.Our 3-year old trees arrive well-branched and thickly rooted, ready for planting in your favorite container, or in your garden if you live where citrus thrives outdoors. Don’t wait. Order this delicious tropical fruit for your home today!* Time-tested classic * Eat it, peel and all! * Exceptional in containers.
The most cold-hardy citrus tree you can buy! If you can say the word ‘kumquat’ and not instantly have your mouth start watering, then you’ve never tasted these little sour/sweet power bombs. Kumquats are small citrus fruit – no bigger than a golf ball, often as small as a half dollar – that pack a BIG citrus taste. You usually pop the whole thing in your mouth.Marumi Kumquat, Fortunella japonica, is a breeding breakthrough and a boon for gardeners, especially those in colder northern climates. Of all citrus – oranges, lemons and limes included – Marumi Kumquat will survive the lowest temperatures. They often don’t show any damage even when the temps get down to 10 degrees. At 0 degrees they will lose their leaves, but by spring, the leaves will grow back! This winter dormancy is pretty remarkable and unheard of in other citrus trees.Marumi Kumquat has small leaves and round fruit with thin, sweet skin that is edible. No need to peel. These trees do great in pots by a sunny window so that you can pick a few kumquats to snack on any time. They start producing in late fall and by Christmas you can have boughs of greenery with natural orange ‘ornaments’.You get large established trees when you order from Nature Hills. These trees are a minimum of three years old, have extensive branching and some of the largest root systems available. We know that you won’t be disappointed with the Marumi Kumquat tree!* Round sweet fruit* Most cold-hardy citrus available* Great in containers.
A Small Fruit with Big FlavorThe Nagami Kumquat is a small, fruit-bearing evergreen tree. Plant one near your house so you don’t miss a moment of its lovely flowers or striking fruit. They also do well as a container planting so they can easily be moved indoors in inclement weather.Your Nagami Kumquat is perhaps the most popular Kumquat variety grown in the United States, and its outstanding feature is of course the fruit itself. There’s nothing that tastes quite like it. The oval, orange-colored fruit is about an inch in diameter and commonly eaten whole. Biting into the Kumquat, the sweet citrus flavor of the peel is sure to delight your senses, but is nothing compared to the tart explosion of flavor that follows when your taste buds encounter the juicy interior. Candied, cooked, canned or eaten whole, Kumquats are a tasty, not-to-be-missed treat in any form!Your Nagami Kumquat is a dwarf, growing to about 10 feet tall with a shrub-like appearance but quite similar to an orange tree. This Nagami is somewhat frost hardy, able to survive some cold temperatures for short periods of time. If you live in a colder climate, simply plant them in a container. Bring your tree indoors near a sunny window, and let the intoxicating citrus scent brighten your home during cold winter days.The 5-peteled, white flowers that appear in the spring have a rich, waxy appearance and are delightfully fragrant. You can depend on their charming allure to draw pollinators to your yard. The 3-inch, deep green oval leaves provide a vibrant, healthy appearance to your tree year-round, even when not in bloom or fruit.Kumquates are low in calories but a rich source of anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber. Growing your own Kumquat, especially on a plant that is both adaptable and lovely, is an obvious choice over the usual fruit-bearing trees commonly available for your yard.* Delicious fruit* Evergreen* Spring flowers* Prolific producer .
Not Your Typical Kumquat!If your jaw doesn’t tighten when you think of a sour kumquat, then you’ve probably never had a kumquat. They can be really tart! But the Centennial Variegated Kumquat isn’t like any of the others. This one is unique in looks as well as taste.To begin with, it tastes like a cross between a kumquat and a mandarin orange – sweet and tangy, not sour like you’d expect.Another way this beautiful tree stands out is the coloration. The leaves are a variegated yellow and green stripe, which is unusual for citrus. The fruit themselves are also striped – yellow with green stripes while they are growing turning to orange with red stripes when they mature.Truly a strikingly beautiful fruit. Even though it flowers in fall and the fruits ripen in late winter, it can hold its fruit for months at a time so that there appear to be fruits and flowers on the tree year round in the right climates.If you don’t live in the right climate though, don’t fret. This tree grows great in a pot by a sunny window, giving you that citrus tree scent year round.Nature Hills only sells trees that are a minimum three years old. Because of this they have extensive branching and some of the largest root systems available. We take pride in delivering you the highest quality citrus trees with healthy roots and full, well-established stems and foliage. Order yours today! * Striking variegated Foliage and Fruit * Tree Holds Fruit Throughout Winter * Fragrant.