kumquat trees? where are my warm region US sibs?

  1. i would like to get my mom a kumquat tree for indoors...(too late to arriver in time for xmas..but i can give her a pic of a kumquat tree and a bag of frut to tide her over til it arrives...
    IF i can find them online anywhere...i found 1 link that is to a place to oroder them from...but would like to explore my options...
    does anyone than lives in a warm area of the US have a nursery near them that sells dwarf fruit-bearing kumquat trees that might either have a website or a phone number? or if someone is feelign extra helpful and actually gets some price info?
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  3. by   caroladybelle
    I'm on assignment in FL near my Mama's - I'll have to check around.

    The golf course across the way has some but the fruit is very bitter - Do you care about the taste?

    When I was a kid and used to walk to school in the winter - we would have frozen kumquat fights. I guess when you don't have snowballs, you get creative.....
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    Hmm..the kumquats we get in the stores around here are somewhat bitter..more like the skins are semi-sweet(ish) and the innards are bitter...this would be what i was looking for...

    PS would be happy to send you a truckload of snow to have snowball fights with....heehehehheee
  5. by   Tweety
    Funny, I was walking the dog this AM and stole a bit of my neighbor's kumquats. I work with a womyn who makes a delish kumquat pie, yumm.

    So I'm no help.
  6. by   Heather333
    I live near Dade City, FL and the have a kumquat festival every year. Have all kinds of stuff there like cakes, jams, jellies, etc.

    Don't really care for kumquats though.

    Heather
  7. by   dianah
    Good luck finding a contact, have no idea where to look except Google - my answer to almost any search!

    We have a tree in the backyard, and rather than tasting bitter I find them SOUR!! But they taste better if you pop 'em in and eat 'em without peeling 'em. Leaves quite an astringent, fresh aftertaste. We've always said they're sour on the inside but the skin is sweet; don't know if that's true but we've always SAID that . . .

    Again, good luck! -- D
  8. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by dianah
    Good luck finding a contact, have no idea where to look except Google - my answer to almost any search!

    We have a tree in the backyard, and rather than tasting bitter I find them SOUR!! But they taste better if you pop 'em in and eat 'em without peeling 'em. Leaves quite an astringent, fresh aftertaste. We've always said they're sour on the inside but the skin is sweet; don't know if that's true but we've always SAID that . . .

    Again, good luck! -- D
    that's it, they are sweeter outside, sour/bitter on the inside...and who on earth would try to peel a kumquat, lol..that's like picking mothballs....
    i did a yahoo search with not much help....

    PS..send me a package of kumquats!!!teeheee,....i'll send you snow....
  9. by   dianah
    Mine aren't quite ripe yet!! Yeah, I'd never heard of anyone trying to PEEL one (doesn't sound appealing to me!!) . . . -- D

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