Kumquot Nagami (cumquot) - Fruit Tree

Kumquot Nagami  (cumquot) - Fruit Tree is often referred to as the oblong, or tear drop cumquat, due to the shape of the fruit. The unusual feature of the Nagami cumquat is in the eating of the fruit. The fruit is eaten whole, skin and all. The inside is still quite sour, but the skin has the sweeter flavour, when eaten together it produces an unusual refreshing flavour. Often, people will bite the end off and squeeze out the excess juice, removing more off the sour flavour and leaving the sweeter flavour of the skin. The fruit can be a highly sought after delicacy, often fetching up to $30 per kilo in fruit shops. Fruit ripens mid to late winter and always crops very heavily, making a spectacular display against the dark green foliage. The Kumquot Nagami  (cumquot) - Fruit Tree tree is smaller growing and dwarf in nature, making it ideal for pots and has even been used in bonsai.

Height: 4 metres.

Width:  2 metres.

Growth rate: Slow

Form: Bushy rounded shrub

Foliage: Dark glossy green

Flower: White

Fruit:  Orange-like but smaller and more ovular.
 
Tolerances: Kumquot Nagami  (cumquot) - Fruit Tree can withstand temperatures as low as 28 degrees and sandy soil. Prefers moist and neutral, well drained soil.

Landscape use: Gardens, parks, driveways and avenues.

Care: Citrus trees are gross feeders - that means they need to be fed in July, November and March with a good citrus and fruit tree fertiliser. Give them 125 grams for every year of the tree’s age at each of the applications. But when the tree gets to about 10 years old or older it needs 1 1/4 kg of fertiliser. Spread the fertiliser evenly around the drip zone, water in and the tree will power away.

Even with regular fertilising the leaves might still show symptoms of iron deficiency. This is evident when the leaf veins stand out dark green and the tissue between turns a pale green, yellow or even white. To correct this and other deficiencies, add trace element mixture around the base of tree.

If the fruits are sour there is a simple way to sweeten them. Sprinkle about six handfuls of sulphate of potash around the tree and then water in with two teaspoons of Epsom salts mixed into 10 litres of water.


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Order and delivery details

Our standard prices are as follows. Not all products are available in all sizes and there are some products that are charged at a premium rate.

SMALLER TREES
25cm pots - $45 (minimum order 5)

ADVANCED TREES
33cm pots - $130 (MINIMUM SIZE FOR STANDARDS AND WEEPERS)
45 litre bags - $230
75 litre bags - $330

SUPER ADVANCED TREES
Start From
100 litre bags - $450
150 and 200 litre bags - $550

FIELD GROWN TREES
(orders taken all year, RCB Field Grown Trees are dug and delivered in winter) 3m+ with large developed canopy - $450

Images are provided as a guide only to help identify plants.
Please call (03) 5628 1507 to confirm current stock availabilty,
and current plant size.

Transport to Melbourne: Blerick Tree Farm delivers year round to Melbourne Metro via our own transport. Click here to see delivery costs

Transport Interstate: For Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide, we use a third party plant transport company. Interstate transport is quoted per consignment, based on volume & space.

Transport to these locations will be a minimum of $250.

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.

Nursery Opening Hours: Friday Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm

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