Kumquats (Cumquats-British spelling) have been called “the little gold gem of the citrus family”. The kumquat has a thin, sweet peel and a zesty, somewhat tart center. The kumquat tastes best if it is gently rolled between the fingers before being eaten, as this releases the essential oils in the rind. Eat kumquats as you would eat grapes (with the peel). Click here to see video!
The kumquat’s unique flavor lends itself as a pleasant addition to many food dishes, desserts, and salads. The kumquat can be candied or kabobed with other fruits or vegetables with meats, such as poultry, duck, pork or lamb. It is also a favorite for jelly, jam, marmalade, salsa and chutney.
Florida kumquats are available in the produce section of larger food stores or citrus, fruit, produce and vegetable markets from November until April. Gift fruit boxes of nagami kumquats can be ordered direct. Call for prices and availability of miewa kumquats.