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Kumquat link
By:Iggy
Date: Sunday, 25 February 2007, 7:57 pm
In Response To: I know... my mom had lime trees.. (Lynne)

I had a kumquat bush at Tallahassee, which is just below the Georgia line. It got killed back one winter but came back quickly. I suspect that kumquats are especially nutritious because you eat the flesh, peeling, and seeds.

The plant is fairly compact and I believe you could grow it in a movable container that you could be able to move indoors in the winter. Another option would be to plant it near the south side of your house and box it in with clear plastic sheeting. You could provide heat with a light bulb.

Climate

They are much hardier than citrus plants such as oranges. The 'Nagami' kumquat requires a hot summer, ranging from 25 C to 38 C, but can withstand frost down to about −10 C without injury. It grows in the tea regions of China where the climate is too cold for other citrus fruits, even the Mikan (also known as the Satsuma) orange. The trees differ also from other Citrus species in that they enter into a period of winter dormancy so profound that they will remain through several weeks of subsequent warm weather without putting out new shoots or blossoms. Despite their ability to survive low temperatures, as in the vicinity of San Francisco, California, the kumquat trees grow better and produce larger and sweeter fruits in warmer regions.

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Cheryl -- Saturday, 17 February 2007, 2:00 pm
Chinese New Year link
Maggie -- Saturday, 17 February 2007, 4:06 pm
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Maggie -- Saturday, 17 February 2007, 4:16 pm
Yummy looking recipes
Cheryl -- Saturday, 17 February 2007, 11:01 pm
I won second place in a national recipe contest....
Maggie -- Sunday, 18 February 2007, 4:36 am
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Cheryl -- Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 10:02 pm
LOL  *laugh *N/M*
Lynne -- Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 12:32 am
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Maggie -- Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 7:50 am
That's funny!
Cheryl -- Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 10:01 pm
wan tons
Maggie -- Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 7:44 am
what about climate?
Lynne -- Friday, 23 February 2007, 9:21 pm
No way? link
Cheryl -- Saturday, 24 February 2007, 1:20 am
golden orange
Lynne -- Saturday, 24 February 2007, 4:33 pm
Chinese thinking...
Cheryl -- Saturday, 24 February 2007, 6:45 pm
why are limes lucky?
Lynne -- Saturday, 24 February 2007, 10:31 pm
I should have said
Cheryl -- Saturday, 24 February 2007, 7:25 pm
maybe you should plant some Indian Gooseberry bushes picture
Lynne -- Sunday, 25 February 2007, 3:14 pm
But I like my Limes  *clap
Cheryl -- Sunday, 25 February 2007, 3:30 pm
And I Love Campechana!!  *chef
Cheryl -- Sunday, 25 February 2007, 3:45 pm
I know... my mom had lime trees..
Lynne -- Sunday, 25 February 2007, 3:47 pm
Kumquat link
Iggy -- Sunday, 25 February 2007, 7:57 pm
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Iggy -- Sunday, 4 March 2007, 7:31 pm
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Verna -- Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 8:03 am
try Amazon...
Lynne -- Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 2:03 pm
also, consumer reports..
Lynne -- Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 2:11 pm
hmmmm...
Lynne -- Wednesday, 7 March 2007, 1:57 pm